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Recently the Honorable ambassador and Head of the European Union delegation to Bangladesh, H.E Pierre Mayaudon visited two of our ecotourism sites in Khulna. The ambassador and his colleagues Anna LIXI, Counsellor, Manfred Fernholz, Attaché and Programme Manager, Othmar OKX, Attaché & Assistant Programme Manager, and Nurul Quader, Senior Programme Officer visited our sites in Vojhonkhali and Dhangmari on 13th February 2015, the first day of the Bengali month of Falgun.The ambassador was also accompanied by Divisional Forest Officers, West and East East Sundarbans.

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The EU ambassador and head of the delegation H. E. Pierre Mayaudon being greeted by the locals of Vojonkhali

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A special welcome to the EU delegates

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Reema Islam, our communication and outreach specialist for the ecotourism project explaining the Chui Jhal or Piper Chaba stems used in local cooking

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Mr. Nazrul Islam, Country Director RI-UK explaining business plan of the ecotourism sites to the ambassador Pierre Mayaudon, Mr. Zahir Uddin Ahmed, Divisional Forest Officer , and Othmar OKX, attaché & Asst. program manager, EU delegation

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The EU ambassador visiting the local Handicrafts centre built by RI-UK to help the locals hone their skills in hand crafted ware as well as stitching

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Local cultural group in Dhangmari performs Bonobibi for the visitors