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Government announces provision of more than 20 billion per year to tourism agents

The government announced that more than 20 billion kwanzas per year will begin to be made available this year, aimed at financing companies that operate to contribute to increasing tourism activity, within the scope of the National Tourism Promotion Plan (Planatur) 2024-2027.

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Mário Mangueira, member of the restructuring committee of the Angolan Venture Capital Fund (FACRA), speaking after the presentation of the third panel "The role of financial institutions in supporting tourism projects" at the International Tourism Exchange (BITUR), said that the funds will be granted to the hotel, restaurant, travel agency, leisure and entertainment sectors.

However, how does the delivery of amounts work? According to the person responsible, this attribution is established by request and financing from the operator.

Quoted by Angop, he said that they are currently working on the requirements and packages that will be available to entrepreneurs, whose availability will depend on the amount requested, as well as the company's capacity.

As soon as FACRA is capitalized, he said, a communication will be made to start the process of receiving applications, and it is estimated that this will begin at the end of May.

According to the person responsible, this is the fund's "first experience" in the tourism sector: "It will be FACRA's first experience in the tourism sector and based on what we will have this year we will be able to review whether or not it is sufficient for the coming years, but at first we believe that yes, it is a sufficient amount", he said.

Leaving the tourism sector aside, Mário Mangueira said that the fund's experience with economic incentive measures varies between 300 and 500 million kwanzas, without a defined maximum ceiling, and is dependent on the attractiveness of the initiative itself, which can reach 800 million kwanzas.

In terms of financing requirements, according to the person responsible, initially, a credit request letter addressed to FACRA is required, as well as a business plan with five-year projections and also documents relating to the personal identification of those who promote the project. However, he made it known that orders are not yet being received, however, in the capital, they can be delivered to FACRA, as well as by email ( Outside the capital, in cases in the interior of Angola, they can be delivered to the provincial economic and integrated development offices.

Leaving this area aside, the official said that they started the measure to stimulate the economy last year, with around 1.2 billion kwanzas having already been made available, with the first four financing initiatives, with the aforementioned line is budgeted at five billion kwanzas, writes Angop.

It should be noted that the Planatur aims, among other aspects, to guarantee direct investment on a large scale, as well as the development of infrastructures and public services, with emphasis on the qualification and training of human resources to provide services and also improvements to the legal and regulatory framework for tourism activity on national soil.


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