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UAE Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza 2008 opens today

posted on 14/06/2008: 1576 views

Zaragoza - The Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Zaragoza International Expo (Expo Zaragoza 2008) will be inaugurated on Saturday by Minister of Labour and Chairman of the National Media Council (NMC) Saqr Ghobash.

Present at the ceremony will be a host of officials from Arab and other countries, members of the UAE delegation to the international event, UAE Ambassador to Spain Sultan Mohammed al-Kortasi and Deputy Chairman of NMC Salim Saeed Al Ameri who is also deputy in-charge of the UAE pavilion.

The UAE participation at 2008 edition of the event comes in response to invitation by Spanish King Juan Carlos to Ghobash who President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ghobash who is in Zaragoza told WAM.

According to him, "Spain is keenly interested in the UAE's presence at the important exposition as well as in further boosting the existing friendly ties between the peoples of Spain and UAE." At Expo Zaragoza 2008 which will take place from 13th to 14th June 2008 under the theme 'Water and Sustainable Development', the UAE will showcase its pilot projects and rich experience on conservation, management and development of water resources, he added.

The pavilion will span 580 square metres. The UAE, which participates in the global water event along with 96 countries, will use the opportunity to further strengthen its credibility as a leader in the field of water and sustainable development. It will reveal some of the innovative solutions to the age old problem of supplying sufficient water to meet the demands of a burgeoning population and massive urban, economic and industrial expansions.

The pavilion will provide an insight into the UAE tireless innovative efforts and experiences to secure water supplies since 2000 years ago up to the present time.

Eight documentaries showcasing the county's pilot projects and rich experience on conservation, management and development of water supplies were produced by NMC and made by famous freelance wildlife filmmaker and documentary cameraman Doug Allan over 8 months using the latest underwater and topside shooting technologies will be played on a giant screens in the UAE pavilion.

"The said documentaries are true demonstration of the UAE leadership efforts to provide fresh sources of water to continue the process of development initiated by the UAE founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan as well as to further build on the forefathers' success in facing survival challenges," said Minister of Labour and NMC Chairman Saqr Ghobash.

"The 8 creative works aim to further promote the UAE's tourism, media and culture and come as part of a creatively formulated long-term campaign targeting the huge number of audience expected at the global event", he noted.

(NMC) has also produced new posters, featuring UAE civilisation, which will be showcased to millions of visitors at the International event which organizers expect to attract around 8 million visitors. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


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