Ecotourism project in Angola costs US$1 million

13 March 2015

The Bicuar National Park, in Angola’s Huila province, will have an eco-tourism project, an investment of about US$1 million, said the provincial director of Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Environment.

Lutero Campos told Angolan news agency Angop that work began with construction of 20 houses for ecotourism, estimated to cost at least US$500,000, in addition to US$35,000 to launch ecotourism management in the park.

Construction of water supply systems funded by the provincial government and the Ministry of Environment is underway, and there is already some infrastructure to support the park staff, including a residence for the park veterinarian and manager, said Campos.

Six tourists villages are planned for Bicuar Park, which is in the districts of Matala, Gambos and Quipungo, in areas near tax offices and the main camp, to attract more visitors. (macauhub/AO)