Ahmed Al Khatib: Expo 2020 Dubai's infra 100% complete

The World Expo's chief development and delivery officer says roadworks on the 4.38km2 site reached the advanced stage

The World Expo will open its doors on 20 October 2020.
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The World Expo will open its doors on 20 October 2020.

Expo 2020 Dubai’s chief development and delivery officer, Ahmed Al Khatib has revealed that infrastructure work at the World Expo’s 4.38km2 site has marked 100% completion, with roadworks around the site, located in Dubai South, having reached an advanced stage.

According to the UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, Al Khatib, said that work in the stations that will supply power to the entire site was complete, as so was the main construction work on the site, which included work covering the large area of the three thematic districts, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

UAE’s minister of state for international cooperation, and director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai, HE Reem Al Hashimy said, while addressing the audience during a press briefing that was held at the Address Hotel in Dubai Marina: "It is a day that will affect our entire region and its children, youth and elderly, as well as its governments and peoples. We have never had this opportunity to showcase our achievements, cultures, heritage and aspirations and dreams to the entire world on a global platform, such as the expo."

"We see the expo as an opportunity for our young people to interact with the world, as well as to showcase the rest of the world to us through the global media. So the first word in our slogan will be at the centre of the enormous edifice that will host the expo, the old name of Dubai," Al Hashimy added.

On 20 October 2019, the World Expo, which will open its doors on 20 October 2020, marked its One Year To Go milestone.

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