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Build work begins on UAE pavilion for Expo 2019 Beijing Horticulture

Construction works have begun on the UAE pavilion at Expo 2019 Beijing Horticulture, according to the National Media Council (NMC).

Taking place from April 29 to October 7, the expo will be held under the theme Live Green, Live Better with more than 110 countries and international organisations participating.

The NMC is set to shed light on the UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s efforts to develop the country’s agricultural sector, as well as the UAE’s achievements in this field, and its strategy to convert the desert into green spaces using advanced technologies, Arabian Business reported.

Expo 2019 Beijing will be an international horticultural pageant dedicated to create an open platform for countries and international organisations to communicate and trade with each other.

The UAE pavilion will bear a logo that represents Greening the Desert, while the UAE’s participation in the Expo will also highlight its commitment to embracing green development and horticulture.

Dr Rashid Al Nuaimi, commissioner-general of the UAE pavilion at Expo 2019 Beijing, said: "The UAE’s participation at the Expo 2019 Beijing reflects our wise leadership’s vision to develop and upgrade several sectors, including agriculture. It also embodies the NMC’s commitment to representing the UAE and disseminating its message by attending such prominent regional and international events."

"Participating in the Expo is an opportunity for us to shed light on the UAE’s efforts to sustain its agriculture sector and represent the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s contributions to developing and enhancing agriculture as a primary means to achieve sustainable development and transform the desert into green, living spaces," he added.

The UAE pavilion is set to cover an area of 1,850m2 and designed around a number of fundamental concepts that will represent the UAE’s nature, palm trees, and traditional farming, as well as the UAE’s accomplishments and innovations in agriculture.

Visitors to the pavilion will be presented with a short documentary covering the UAE’s initiatives, achievements, and innovations in agriculture; it focuses on its approach to advancing sustainable development by increasing green space.

The pavilion will also take visitors through the park section, which includes valleys and aflaj (or oasis) that mimic the UAE’s environmental landscape. Visitors will also be able to visit the cultural section, which reflects the traditions and heritage of the UAE and its people.

On their way to exit the pavilion, visitors will have an opportunity to explore the UAE’s preparations to host Expo 2020 Dubai and the ongoing construction of the site.

NMC is the government entity tasked with managing and overseeing the UAE’s pavilions at international events.