Angola: Spanish company to carry out recovery of Bicuar National Park

1 February 2008

Lubango, Angola, 1 Feb – The Bicuar National Park, located in the south of Angola’s Huíla province, will be recovered as part of a project funded by Spain which also includes the parks of Quissama (Bengo), Iona (Namibe) and Mupa (Cunene).

The announcement was made Thursday in Lubango by Daniel Koxi, the director of Spanish company Aretech Solutions on the sidelines of a seminar on the role of local communities in preserving fauna.

According to Koxi, the program valued at US$6 million includes the refurbishment of the park’s facilities, access road, fencing, water supply, power and guards for a year-long period.

Set up as a hunting reserve in 1938, Bicuar became a National Park in 1964 and covers and are of 7,900 square kilometers. (macauhub)