Expo 2020 Dubai: Construction work on Pakistan's pavilion completed

The pavilion was handed over to Pakistani authorities in an official ceremony held on Sunday

Pakistan's pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai site was handed over to country's authorities on Sunday, following the completion of construction work.

An official ceremony was held to celebrate the handover.

Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser on commerce and investment to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistani embassy officials and Expo representatives took part in the event.

The world fair is set to welcome visitors from all over the world when its doors open on October 1.

There will be a strong focus on a virtual experience, as the world continues to battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pakistan pavilion covers 3,251 square metres of the expo site in the Opportunity District.

Taking the theme Pakistan: The Hidden Treasure, it aims to boost tourism, commerce and investment in Pakistan.

The pavilion will transport visitors through a journey from the world's earliest recorded civilisations to the challenges of the new millennium.

At the handover ceremony, Mr Dawood  said Pakistan has high tourism potential, with historical and religious sites and spectacular mountains and deserts.

On the Expo sidelines, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, which promotes international trade, is planning a six-month event.

This will feature trade and investment seminars, conference and cultural shows.

Anticipation for the Expo is building as the opening date nears. It was postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic.

The massive Expo site has three thematic districts – Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility.

The Sustainability Pavilion opened to the public on January 22.

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