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First national wildlife park to be created

Update: May, 31/2014 - 09:57

NINH BINH (VNS)— A national wildlife park will be set up in the northern province of Ninh Binh to preserve rare animal species, the provincial People's Committee announced yesterday.

The park, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, will cover 1,154 hectares in Ky Phu and Phu Long communes of Nho Quan district.

With an estimated cost of VND7.3 trillion (US$347.6 million), the park will include an area for wildlife, service and entertainment centres, a resettlement area and a forest zone.

Once put into operation in 2015, it will house about 3,000 wild animals from 250 species, serve about 5 million visitors and create jobs for 2,500 locals. .— VNS

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