27 July 2014

Angola: Bicuar National Park to Have Tourists Village

Lubango — Six Tourists Village will be under construction as of August this year, in the National Park of Bicuar, southern Huila Province, in a joint action of the Ministry of Environment and the provincial government, said on Saturday the provincial director of agriculture and rural development, fisheries and environment, Lutero Campos.

Speaking to ANGOP, in Lubango City, Lutero Campos said that the tourism village will be constructed in area close to fiscal posts and the main camp in order to attract more visitors and to launch the exploration of ecotourism in the natural reserve.

The director added that the natural reserve has eight fiscal post and the intention is to create in the spot conditions that may provide revenues, since Bicuar has proper conditions for that project.

According to the source, it will be constructed in the Park camp a residence for the nature reserve administrator and other for the veterinarian that will be working in that local in order to guarantee the sanitation of the animals.

Lutero Campos did not disclose the cost of the project and said that the Ministry of Environment will be in charge of funding the construction of tourism villages which will comprise Bungalows , restaurants and security fence.

The local government is responsible for opening boreholes and two of them are already working, aimed to avoid that animals leave the Park looking for water in the banks of Cunene River.

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