France funds rehabilitation of Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park

24 July 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 July – The French Development Agency (AFD) will fund restoration and biodiversity and ecosystem protection projects in the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique’s Gaza province, media have reported.

The Noticias newspaper reported the AFD has pledged 11.5 million euros and that these funds will be used to finance a highway between Mapai and Massingir.

Management of the Limpopo National Park said the participation of the French state development agency would strengthen the capacity to implement modernization projects in the reserve, which forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, along with South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. (macauhub)