President of Global Tourism Forum and Delegation visited the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were welcomed by the President of the Republic, Félix Tshisekedi. They agreed to diversify the Economy through tourism.
After the meeting with Félix Tshisekedi, Bulut Bağcı, the President of Global Tourism Forum, and the delegation visited the National Museum of the Democratic Republic of Congo with the Minister of Tourism of DRC, Yves Bonkulu Zola.
About the National Museum of the Democratic Republic of Congo
The National Museum of the DR Congo or MNRDC is the cultural history museum of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the capital Kinshasa, for the various ethnic groups and the historical period. In June 2019, members of the Republic of Korea formally handed it over to the Congolese government.
The Korean Cooperation Agency (KOICA) financed the construction cost of US$ 21 million. This building is now South Korea’s largest cultural policy investment in the Central African region. It was designed after 33 months of workin co-operation between experts from the DR Congo and the Republic of Korea in modern aspects (local building materials, solar energy use, partially air-conditioning air circulation, etc.)
12,000 artifacts can be displayed in their cultural context in three public exhibition halls totaling 6,000 sq. m. The bulk of the National Institute of Museums ‘ collections, however, must be housed in storage facilities. In comparison to the fact that Belgian scientists from the Africa Museum in Brussels have been providing director and scientific co-operation for decades, congolese experts in South Korea have now been educated.
Therefore, the Congolese cultural leaders have more precisely than before positioned their international cooperation. The DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi opened the museum to the public on 23 November 2019.