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Around 100 camels from the UAE arrive in Namibe to boost tourism

The province of Namibe will become the 'home' of 101 camels from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The animals, including four males, arrived in the province this Wednesday, whose initiative should contribute to the development of tourism, as well as stimulating the production of camel meat and milk.

: Facebook Governo Provincial Do Namibe
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With the arrival of this first batch of camels, according to a note from the provincial government of Namibe, to which VerAngola had access, "another step in the project" was taken, which aims to "reproduce and repopulate camels in the province".

"With the arrival of these animals, Namibe now has another tourist product that can be located at the Zootécnica do Caraculo station, which is 60 kilometers from the city of Moçâmedes", the statement reads.

On the occasion, Abel Kapitango, deputy provincial governor for the Political, Social and Economic Sector, considered that the arrival of these animals "contributed to the perspective of tourism development in the country".

The person in charge, cited by Angop, also made it known that the camels were healthy and had an easy adaptation to the region's climate, adding, among other aspects, that in the future the species would be reintroduced by the government, so that citizens able to breed camels and generate income for their families.

He pointed out the resilience of this animal, noting that it can live for long periods of time without water, with no difficulties in accommodating, coexisting and domesticating it.

"The camel is quite resilient, as it can live for a long time without water, so we will not have any difficulty in its accommodation, coexistence and domestication," he said, quoted by Angop.

According to the provincial government's note, "following a public-private partnership project with the UAE, the provincial government of Namibe and the UAE authorities have been developing a camel implantation and date production project that simultaneously aims to increase livestock production, the attraction and promotion of tourism in the Namibe desert region and the production of fruits associated with micro-climate" of the the territory.

In this sense, the cooperation project with the UAE will allow "to leverage tourism and the livestock sector, considered as one of the great economic powers in the region, transforming Namibe into the center of creation, processing and marketing of meat and milk from camel", the note reads.

According to Angop, this project covers an area of ​​16 thousand hectares, enabling the comfortable movement of animals, as well as a feeding area, administrative residence, and even water holes with a collection system via gravity systems and capable of store more than 20 thousand liters of water.


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