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Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:34 - Updated Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:34

Avitourism project released in Malanje

Malanje - The project dubbed “Apostar no Aviturismo”, which is a presidential initiative that aims to reinvigorate and boost profits in the country’s tourism sector, was launched last Friday (18), in the northern Malanje Province, by the Tourism Minister, Ângela Bragança.

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The launching of the project happened in Kinjila village, at Calandula Municipality, a region with a lot of different bird species and with potential on avitourism.

On the occasion, minister Ângela Bragança stated that the project “Apostar no Aviturismo” (Betting on Avitourism) arises as a recommendation of the International Ecotourism Conference promoted in July 2018, in the Municipality of Calandula. 

   

She added that this is an initiative approved by the President of the Republic, taking into account that the tourism sector provides jobs for the youth and generates revenue for the State, which in turn can invest to improve ecotourism in the Kinjila community, to attract visits from various national and foreign tourists.

The ceremony was also marked by end of a training programme and the giving out of certificates to six tour guides of Kinjila, which will have the mission of guiding and informing the tourists about the observation of birds and to show the region’s potential in that domain.

  

The official stressed that the recently trained tour guides and the population should receive well the guests, so that they can feel comfortable, appealing as well to the provincial government and the local administration to create accommodation conditions and additional services for the tourists.

The Spanish company Promised Land Ventures SL (PLV) is involved in the project by offering trekking, also known as mountain biking and climbing, for tourists to contemplate the different types of birds of the Angolan fauna.

The locality, with 220 varieties of birds which are registered and distributed into four different habitats, namely riverside forests, miombo, grass and rivers, which are often hit by poachers, practice to combat, according to the objectives of the project.

The acting provincial governor, Domingos Eduardo, praised the importance of the project for Malanje and for the whole country, as well as highlighted the hospitality of Kinjila people.

Avitourism or Avian Tourism is travel and tourism that focuses on and highlights local birding opportunities. It is one of the fastest growing types of environmental tourism (ecotourism).

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