A delegation representing the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions (BIE), the inter-governmental organisation primarily based in Paris that’s chargeable for World Expo, at the moment concluded their Enquiry Mission to the UAE.
Led by Mr Steen Christiansen, Chairman of the BIE Government Committee, the Enquiry Mission met with the nation’s authorities and enterprise leaders and assessed the UAE’s skill to welcome the 25 million anticipated guests, of which 70% would come from outdoors the nation for the primary time in World Expo historical past.
Throughout a press convention held on the Burj Al Arab resort, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Government of Emirates Airline & Group, in his capability as Chairman of the Larger Committee for Internet hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai thanked the delegation for his or her time and focus throughout the go to.
His Highness stated: “If our nation’s bid is profitable, a World Expo in Dubai will entice new alternatives throughout the area and world wide, establishing new partnerships and creating an enduring expertise for everybody who visits and participates.”
“An financial affect research by Oxford Economics into Dubai Expo 2020 concludes that the overall financial output throughout the Dubai economic system would quantity to twenty-eight.8 billion Euros, and would create over 277,000 jobs between 2013 and 2021. Importantly, for each Expo worker, roughly 50 extra jobs shall be sustained throughout the Center East and North African economic system.”
Mr. Steen Christensen stated: “We have now had a productive and pleasing go to to the UAE and thank the management for his or her hospitality. We have now been notably impressed by the nation’s strong infrastructure and the extent of nationwide assist for the bid. The UAE has put ahead a powerful case to carry Expo 2020 in Dubai – the imaginative and prescient of the challenge is evident and lined to the traditions and values of World Expos.”
On account of the go to, the Enquiry Mission will put together a report detailing their suggestion to all BIE member states as as to whether Dubai and the UAE can be a possible host for the World Expo 2020. The report shall be offered on the subsequent BIE Basic Meeting in Paris in June 2013.
Dubai, UAE, is competing towards 4 different candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 version of this monumental international gathering. The winner shall be introduced in November 2013 following a vote by the 163 member nations of the BIE.