Minister calls for master plan for tourist site in Angola

7 September 2016

The Black Rocks of Pungo Andongo in Angola need a master plan for investments with a view to generating revenue and preserving the natural features of the region, said Monday in Cacuso the Angolan Minister of Hotels and Tourism.

Minister Paulino Baptista justified his statement with the fact that there are businesspeople who have expressed interest in investing in the region, which is why it is urgent to carry out a thorough study on what types of projects to allow.

Baptista said Hotels and Tourism Ministry would work with the provincial government of Malanje to prepare the master plan, which will include activities that attract tourists and preserve the natural aspects of the Rocks and the creation of services to support tourism.

The minister recalled a credit line had been opened by Banco Sol, under an agreement with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, to support small and medium entrepreneurs interested in investing in the tourism sector.

On Tuesday, the last day of Baptista’s trip to Malanje, the minister visited the Calandula Falls (formerly known as the Duke of Braganza Water Falls), another of the province’s major tourist attractions. (macauhub/AO)