The United States is back on track to complete the main construction on its Expo pavilion in two months after getting $60 million (Dh221M) funding from the UAE.
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23 September 2020, 12:00 AM
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US pavilion at Expo 2020 is set for completion in November this year, US Ambassador to the UAE John Rakolta confirmed during an online Press briefing. Life, Liberty and Pursuit of the Future is the theme of the US pavilion.
Rakolta said: “The construction of the pavilion is progressing according to our schedule. We look forward to building completion sometime around November 15.”
When asked about the cost of the pavilion, Rakolta said that the UAE government has contributed US$60 million (Dh221M)) in the initial phase of the construction of the US Pavilion and the remaining amount needed for the building completion will be raised by various American organisations. However, he did not reveal the total cost of the pavilion.
Most pavilions at Expos are either fully financed by governments or use a combination of state and private sponsorship to build and maintain the temporary structures.
“Expo 2020 will bring all kinds of additional benefits — the biggest ones, of course, in trade and investments, tourism, job opportunities, and peace,” the American ambassador added.