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UAE pavilion at Zaragoza 2008 to receive over 20k visitors

posted on 19/06/2008: 1387 views



Jean-Pierre Lafon, President of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and Vicente Gonzalez Loscertale, Secretary General of BIE, joined thousands of victors who flocked into the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Expo Zaragoza 2008 exposition, which opened its doors to the public on June 14th and will run till September 14th. 2008.

Lafon and Gonzales toured The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company's stand where he views a film on the company's efforts to produce clean energy and its plans for constructing a zero-carbon city.

Eager to explore various aspects of life in the UAE, thousands of people lined up in long queues at the doors of UAE pavilion which welcomed them with dazzling videos on giant plasma screens. Many visitors said they have plans to have vacations in the UAE. The large number of visitors helps promote the UAE economy and tourism into Europe and consequently boost the UAE-Spain bilateral trade, economic and investment relations, according to the director of the UAE pavilion.

Expo Zaragoza 2008 which is being held under the theme "Water and Sustainable Development" is revealing innovative solutions to the age-old problem of supplying sufficient water to meet increasing demands of a burgeoning population and massive urban, economic and industrial expansions.

Around 8 million people are expected by organizers at the venue of the event. Larger numbers of visitors to the UAE pavilion are expected in the coming days with the start of summer holiday in Europe by this weekend, he said adding that the UAE National Media Council's promotion and organization efforts helps accommodate more than 20000 visitors a day. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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