Construction of the Dubai Expo 2020 site is well placed to be completed “well before” the mega event opens in October 2020, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been told.

Sheikh Mohammed was given updates on the significant progress made by the Expo 2020 real estate and development team during a visit to the site just days after it was confirmed that 190 countries has confirmed their participation.

He was briefed by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, state news agency WAM reported.

Also the Dubai ruler Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, he was told that 80 percent of the Expo-built structures on site will be retained as part of District 2020, an integrated community that will be a new destination in the city of Dubai.

Expo 2020 Dubai will open on October 20 2020 and close six months later on April 10 2021.

It will be the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, MEASA, region in the 167 year history of the event.

Dubai’s Expo will be a festival of human ingenuity. The engines of growth are no longer steam powered. Instead, collaboration and partnership have taken its palace.

Source: Arabian Business
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