Badung, Bali (ANTARA) - State-owned tourism development enterprise PT ITDC recorded 83 percent hotel occupancy in the Nusa Dua area of Badung District, Bali, during the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) from May 18–25, 2024.

"There are ten hotels in our area (Nusa Dua) that accommodated heads of state, delegates, and organizers," ITDC general manager - Nusa Dua, I Made Agus Dwiatmika, informed here on Friday.

In addition to being the location for WWF meetings, exhibitions, and accommodation facilities, the 350-hectare Nusa Dua area also served as the venue for supporting cultural activities, such as the Balinese cultural parade.

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The cultural parade was organized by the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry in collaboration with the Bali Provincial Tourism Office. It involved 1,200 artists from six cultural studios in Bali.

In addition, there was an exhibition of local products made by 51 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from all regions of the country, which prioritized environmentally friendly products.

"This World Water Forum motivates us to continue to improve services and strengthen collaboration to hold other international agendas," Dwiatmika said.

The main agenda of the 10th World Water Forum was held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) and the side activities were held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) Building, which is not far from BICC.

The elite area managed by ITDC has at least 22 five-star hotels with over five thousand rooms and luxury villas in total and meeting room facilities to accommodate 21 thousand delegates.

Meanwhile, the 10th WWF concrete action compendium ratified at the forum includes 113 projects in the water and sanitation sector with a total value of US$9.4 billion, or around Rp149.94 trillion.

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