Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Government is planning to open its first water museum in Tabanan District, Bali Province, during the holding of the World Water Forum (WWF) in May this year.

"We have registered the museum in the international water museum networks," Water Resources Expert Staff to the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Firdaus Ali, remarked in a press conference here on Thursday.

The museum, whose construction began in 2023, sits on six hectares of land located in the vicinity of Subak Museum in Banjar Anyar Village, Kediri Sub-district.

Ali explained that the development of the museum was aimed at supporting the holding of the 10th WWF, adding that the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry is responsible for designing and developing the museum.

According to the plan, he revealed that delegates participating in the international forum will be directed to visit the water museum, in addition to Lake Batur.

The 2024 WWF will take place in Bali on May 18-24 and adopt "Water for Shared Prosperity" as its theme.

The Indonesian Government has invited 44 heads of state and government to the 10th edition of the triennial forum that is expected to draw the participation of around 50 thousand delegates from various countries.

During the 10th WWF, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 290 sessions to touch upon various crucial themes, including water security and prosperity; water for humans and nature; reduction and mitigation of disaster risks; water governance, cooperation, and diplomacy; and knowledge and innovation.

The forum is expected to result in new solutions and commitment to dealing with water issues at the global level and ensuring sustainable and fair management of water and sanitation.

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