Country’s economy minister says the pavilion will be adapted to Dubai’s climate
The Latvian government has inked a $1.5 million ideal for the construction of the country’s pavilion at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai.
According to economy minister Ralfs Nemiro, the government previously approved an allocation of $4.7 million from the state budget for the country’s participation in the event. However, after terminating the contract with the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the entity in charge for country’s participation in the expo), a new solution was found – renting the pavilion from the UAE, the minister said.
“The rent contract with the UAE provides for partners from the two countries to participate in construction procurement procedures and other organisational affairs. Additionally, the UAE will be responsible for dismantling the pavilion after the expo,” explained Nemiro.
According to the minister, Latvia’s pavilion will be built on time and the idea will be similar to the one presented by Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He added, “The structure will be adapted to Dubai’s climate, which is something that was not properly considered in the previous project.”