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The President and Delegation of the World Tourism Forum Institute visited the Democratic Republic of Congo. The President of the Country, Félix Tshisekedi, invited them. They also decided to diversify the economy through tourism.

After meeting with Félix Tshisekedi, Bulut Bağcı, the President of the World Tourism Forum Institute, visited with DRC Minister of Tourism Yves Bonkulu Zola the National Museum of DRC.

About the Democratic Republic of Congo National Museum

The DR Congo National Museum or MNRDC is the Democratic Republic of Congo ‘s intellectual heritage museum in the capital Kinshasa with numerous ethnic and historical communities. It was legally turned over to the Congolese government by representatives of the Republic of Korea in June 2019.

The Korean Cooperation Agency (KOICA) funded US$ 21 million in building costs. It is now the biggest cultural policy investment in South Korea in the Central African zone. After 33 months of work, the project was planned in collaboration with experts from RDC Congo and the Republic of Korea on modern subjects (local construction materials, renewable energy use, air ventilation partly air conditioning).

In their cultural background, 12,000 objects will be exhibited in three public exhibition halls totalling 6,000 sq. m. However, much of the holdings of the National Institute of Museums may be stored in holding facilities. Compared to decades of director and research cooperation given by Belgian scientists in Brussels from the Africa Museum, Congolese experts in South Korea have now been educated.

Therefore, Congolese cultural elites have put their foreign collaboration more specifically than ever. The museum was opened to the public by DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi on 23 November 2019.