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Piyush Goyal reviews preparations of India’s Participation in Dubai World Expo 2020

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On July 25,2019, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal reviewed the preparations for the construction of the India Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020. The expo will take place for 6 months from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 with the theme of the Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” with three sub themes include Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.India’s Participation in Dubai World Expo 2020Key points:
i. About  25 million visitors are expected and 180 countries will be represented at the Expo.
ii. India Pavilion to be a Permanent Showcase for the Country in Dubai & is being constructed in the ‘Opportunity’ segment. It showcase entertainment industry, the hospitality and tourism sector, cultural diversity of India, etc.,and will have stalls displaying Indian handlooms. It will also showcases 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi being celebrated in 2019.
 iii.In order to showcase India’s advances in space, pharmaceuticals, information technology, renewable energy ,telecom sectors & innovation in space , 27 focus sectors have been identified.
iv. National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC) got the project to  build the Pavilion at a cost of Rs. 400 crore. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI)will help the Government to prepare for Indian presence at the Expo.
v. For setting up of India’s pavilion on an extra-large plot (about one acre) in the World Expo, which held once in five years, India and World Expo 2020 signed participants contract on 10th April 2018.
vi. This is in line with opportunity for economic activity and it provides India a path to achieve $5 trillion economy by 2025.