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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:43 - Updated Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:43

Over 30 areas selected for promotion of ecotourism

Luanda - The Ministry of Environment, Hotel and Tourism has selected 32 protected areas in the country's 18 provinces for development of ecotourism, under diversification of national economy.

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The fact was announced Tuesday in Luanda at workshop on National Ecotourism Development programme.

The source quoted the  joint Executive decree 470/15 of 15 July, which, among others, stipulates a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the initiative.

The selected areas are those of Zau Evua Cave, located in the northern Zaire province, Binga waterfall (coastal Cuanza-Sul province), Ruacaná falls (Cunene), Tundavala Cracks and Leba Mountain (Huíla),  Namibe Desert (Namibe), Moco Hill (Huambo), Mussulo Island, Quissama Park and Lua Viewing point (Luanda).

Other selected areas include National Park of Cameia (Moxico, Leste), Park of Cangandala,

Black Stone of  Pungo a Ndongo and Calandula Falls (Malange), Forest Reserve of Golungo Alto (Cuanza Norte).

These are among other areas included in the list of  national contest of  “Seven Wonders of Angola, which are open to the private investment, both national or foreign.

The State Secretary for Biodiversity and Conservation area of Environment Ministry, Paula Francisco, said that Angola has enough conditions for promotion of ecotourism, judging by various ecosystems and habitats.

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