Angola’s headquarters for the Okavango Zambeze (Kaza) cross-border project will start operating, in April, in Kuando Kubango province, said the provincial governor Ernesto Kiteculo.
Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the governor said that the decision was based on the fact that Kuando Kubango province will be the Angolan province that benefits most from the project.
The regional office of the Kaza project is based in Kasane, Botswana.
The Kaza project, which includes Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia and which is the largest natural reserve in Africa, was presented at the Berlin International Tourism Bourse (ITB) which ended Sunday.
During the event, which was held from 6 to 10 of this month, the German federal government, which provides the largest amount of funding for the project, handed over a ceremonial cheque for additional funding.
Some 10,000 companies from 188 countries and/or regions, spread over 26 pavilions took part in the 47th edition of the Berlin Messe (ITB/2013).
The Okavango/Zambeze cross-border conservation and tourism project covers an area of 278,000 square kilometres, and Angola has the second-largest portion of this, with 87,000 kilometres, following Zambia. (macauhub)