A national wildlife park will be built in the northern province of Ninh Binh to preserve rare animal species.

Under the park construction plan, announced by the provincial People’s Committee on May 30, the park, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will cover 1,154 hectares in Ky Phu and Phu Long communes of Nho Quan district.

With an estimated cost of 7.3 trillion VND (347.6 million USD), 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.

Ninh Binh boasts Cuc Phuong National Park, which is home to 2,000 species of plants, 110 species of reptiles and amphibians, 125 mammals, and 308 bird species.-VNA