Al Hashimy: Dubai Expo 2020 infra to be permanent
Minister of State and director general of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau said unlike other global expo hosts, the UAE will preserve the infrastructure it develops for the event
The UAE will seek to ensure all infrastructure it develops for Dubai Expo 2020 is permanent, Minister of State, Reem Al Hashimy, reportedly said.
The Dubai Expo 2020 site is a 438ha landmark development consisting of multiple pavilions, souks, and entertainment venues.
Additional infrastructure planned and under construction for the global event includes metro stations, roads, bridges, and airports, according to Al Hashimy, who is the managing director of Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee.
She is also the director general of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.
Speaking on the sidelines of the NBAD Global Financial Markets Forum 2016 in Abu Dhabi, Al Hashimy said: “Many world expos, they tear it down at the end of the event itself.
"Everything that we are building, we are actually keeping.
"In many ways, what we are building for [Expo] 2020 is actually part of Dubai’s vision of growth," she added, according to The National.
In August 2015, contractor Parsons announced it has been awarded a site-wide infrastructure design and construction supervision services contract for Expo 2020.
Parsons’ scope of work will include designing, monitoring, managing, and delivering the project’s infrastructure, it said in a statement.