Hungarian government earmarks $75.4mn for the country’s participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai
Hungarian pavilion design for the Expo 2020 Dubai has been unveiled featuring a timber-framed circular structure that pays tribute to the country’s thermal waters.
Designed by Lőrinc Csernyus, a student of the famous Hungarian architect, Imre Makovecz, the pavilion will occupy a space of 1828 sqm. plot in the Mobility District. Additionally, the pavilion will focus on water, with special regard to balneology and curative tourism. According to the official website of the Hungarian Government, it stated that the pavilion design is in harmony with the country’s tourism slogan, ‘Wellspring of Wonders’.
With its participation, the European country aims to boost its diplomatic and cultural relations with the Arab region, besides promoting economic cooperation schemes, boost trade relations, enhance the country’s image, and introduce Hungarian tourism and gastronomy to the Arab region.
Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade had earlier this year stated that the Hungarian government has earmarked $75.4 million for the country’s participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai. A participation agreement was signed in April by Hungarian Minister of State for the development and coordination of EU policies, Szabolcs Takacs, who is also the ministerial commissioner for Expo 2020 Dubai, and Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, the executive director of Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai.
“The central topic of Hungary’s presentation will be water, and the government expects Hungarian water management technologies to enter the market in the UAE as a result of its presence at the Expo,” Szijjártó added.