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NBCC is building India’s pavilion at Dubai World Expo 2020

The pavilion, which will be constructed by NBCC at a cost of Rs 400 crore, will have stalls displaying the cultural diversity of India
New Delhi: The responsibility of erecting the Indian pavilion at Dubai World Expo 2020 has been given to state-run NBCC. The pavilion, which will be constructed by the public sector undertaking (PSU) at a cost of Rs 400 crore, will have stalls displaying Indian handlooms, showcasing India’s entertainment industry, the hospitality and tourism sector, India’s gem and jewellery sector, AYUSH and medical tourism and India’s tea, coffee and spices sectors. India’s businesses and state governments will also put up stalls in the pavilion. The cultural diversity of India will also be on display along with live performances, events and film shows.

Indian pavilion will be a permanent structure

The India pavilion will be a permanent structure being constructed in the ‘Opportunity’ segment. The building will embody India’s worship of nature and will be environment-friendly. It will also showcase the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi being celebrated this year.

Theme of the expo

The theme of the expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” with three sub-themes — opportunity, mobility and sustainability — to generate sustainable solutions to global problems, demand and collaboration areas across cultures, countries and regions. More than 25 million visitors are expected and 180 countries will be represented at the expo.

Piyush Goyal reviews preparations

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal reviewed the preparations underway on Thursday by the Department of Commerce and other stakeholders for the construction of the India Pavilion at the Expo. The expo will take place for six months beginning October 20, 2020, up to April 10, 2021. The meeting was held on Wednesday night in New Delhi where officials of the Department of Commerce, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), NBCC and other stakeholders were present.

27 sectors identified

Twenty-seven focus sectors have been identified to showcase India’s advances in space, pharmaceuticals, information technology, renewable energy and telecom sectors and also India’s strength in innovation and start-ups.