Dubai’s ruler tours several Expo 2020 Dubai infrastructure projects
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has expressed his satisfaction at the rate of progress of Expo 2020 Dubai projects, following a visit to several infrastructure projects related to the megaevent.
Scheduled to begin in October 2020 with the participation of 95 countries, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to present a bright image of the UAE and its people, a WAM report said. It added that the event would be a global cultural platform for all countries to showcase their cultures, heritage, histories and national products.
Sheikh Mohammed visited the Expo 2020 Bureau in Dubai South, the report said. He was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, director-general of the Department of Protocols and Hospitality in Dubai. He was received by Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, and several senior officials.
During the visit, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed about the progress of the projects, as well as the awareness and promotional programmes and plans drafted out by the office to promote the expo, which is expected to receive more than 25 million visitors from around the world.
In addition, HH also visited several construction sites at the expo location and the UAE pavilion. He praised the efforts of the Expo’s working team of Emirati youths, led by Al Hashemy. He also highlighted the importance of ensuring the success of the Expo and urged all national authorities, especially those in Dubai, to intensify their efforts to make the event a major success.