26 September 2016

Angola: Ecology Centre Presents Study On Kwanza River

Kuito — The Ecological Saturdays Association and the Centre for Tropical Ecology and Climate Change (CETAC) are promoting since last Friday morning a study on the source of Kwanza River, located in the locality of Mumbwé (Chitembo), about 255 kilometres south of Kuito city, central Bié province.

The information was released Friday by CETAC director, Joaquim Augusto Laureano, stating that the study aims to research on the characterisation of the source of Angola's main and largest river.

According to him, the research will help the authorities to stimulate the growth of tourism in Mumbwé locality and attract more investment to recover the area.

Local authorities had announced the intention of the government to re-classify the area adjacent to the source of the Kwanza river in order to attract tourists.

Kwanza is Angola's largest river and has a great importance for the country. The national currency (kwanza) is named after it.

It has a course of 960 kilometres, with a hydrographic basin of 152,570 square kilometers. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean, at Barra do Cuanza, south of Luanda.

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