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2019 MTF – Dali, Yunnan, P.R. China

The MTF was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the initial results of an ADB project on sustainable tourism in Guilin, PRC. I learnt a lot from the presentations and side discussions with experts from Mekong countries and we are planning to test whether some of the lessons can be replicated, in particular with a view to preventing plastic pollution in Guilin.  The hospitality of the Dali people was amazing and the memories of the field visit will stay with me for a long time. The way the cultural inheritance was protected with the help of the Dali local government impressed me a lot and I hope to come back one day with my family. Congrats to all involved in the preparation and conduct of the event!

Dr. Claudia Buentjen Principle Public Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank July 2, 2019