Pakistan Expo 2020 pavilion handed over to organisers

17 March 2021
The expo pavilion is designed under the theme 'Pakistan: the Hidden Treasure'

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Civil works on the Pakistan pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai have been completed and the structure has now been handed over to the Pakistani authorities, the Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai said on 14 March 2021.

Located in the Opportunity district, the pavilion is spread across an area of nearly 3,250 square metres. The main contractor of the pavilion is UAE-based ASGC, alongwith its subsidiaries Al-Shafar United as the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractor and Al-Shafar Interiors as the fit-out contractor.

Present during the handover were Abdul Razak Dawood, advisor to the prime minister of Pakistan on commerce and investment; Muhammad Sualeh Ahmed Faruqui, secretary, Ministry of Commerce; Afzaal Mahmood, ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE; Ahsan Ali Mangi, secretary, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP); and other officers from the Pakistan embassy, consulate and TDAP.

Also attending the ceremony were Expo 2020 officials, including Omar Shehadeh, chief international participants officer; Ahmed al-Khatib, chief development and delivery officer; and Ahmed al-Hamdan, country manager for Pakistan.

Pakistan plans to present and showcase opportunities to promote tourism, commerce and investment in the country. On the sidelines, TDAP has planned six months of programming events, including trade and investment seminars, conferences, cultural shows and other events.

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