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25 марта 2013 17:00
Inspection Comission of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) will visit Russia from 26 to 29 March to evaluate the opportunities of Ekaterinburg to host the Universal Exposition "EXPO-2020".
The purpose of the visit is to estimate the possibilities of Ekaterinburgto host the Universal Exposition"EXPO - 2020 . As part of the inspection visit, the commission will visit Ekaterinburg and Moscow, and also will meet with the the Sverdlovsk region government andEkaterinburg city administration representatives, as well as representatives of the legislative and executive authorities of the Russian Federation", - the Russian "EXPO-2020" Bid Committee stated on Friday.
The BIE Commission will be headed by the chairman of the executive committee of the Exhibitions Bureau - Stein Christensen. The committee will also include the BIE General Secretary Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales and seven delegates, representatives of the BIE Member States.
According to the report, strategic plan for the development of Ekaterinburgthat includes the creation of business areas, including the future venue of"EXPO-2020" will be submitted to the members of the committee.
"The city will provide a territory over 500 hectares for pavilions for hosting the International Exhibition. Thus,"Expo-2020 "in Ekaterinburg will become the second largest international exhibition in history after the"Expo-2010"in Shanghai."- press release sates.
Universal Exposition is held since 1851 and is considered the world's largest event along with the Olympic Games and the football World Cup. Expo is organized every five years and lasts for six months.
"EXPO 2020" in Ekaterinburg could be the first World's Exhinition to be held in Russia. Other candidate-cities to host "Expo -2020" are Izmir (Turkey), Ayutthaya (Thailand), Dubai (UAE) and São Paulo (Brazil). The final vote will take place at the General Assembly of the BIE in November 2013 in Paris.
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