Hamdan bin Mohammed: UAE’s grand achievement in winning the hosting bid of World Expo 2020 is well earned, and Dubai is ready to host the mega event

WAM DUBAI, 27th November 2013 (WAM)– H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, today asserted that UAE’s grand achievement in winning the hosting bid of the World Expo 2020 is well earned and a testimonial from the world underlining its leading role as a model for development in the region.

On this occasion, Sheikh Hamdan said, “We congratulate our wise leadership and the people of our beloved country on this achievement. Winning the bid is proof of UAE’s leading status globally in competing on events of this magnitude.” “We draw success from the spirit of the union that dwells deep within our people,” added Sheikh Hamdan.

Dubai Crown Prince considered the milestone a victory for the whole region which is inhabited by approximately two billion people. Dubai’s win carries the aspirations of the people who strive for development and prosperity and dream of a better tomorrow for the generations to come. Holding the mega event in Dubai will bring several benefits to the region, according to The Government of Dubai Media Office’s press release.

“The milestone achievement marks a new phase in the UAE’s and Dubai’s economic development drive. It represents an acknowledgement of our beloved country’s ability to bring about positive change regionally and internationally,” Sheikh Hamdan said. “Our young country boasts renowned global presence. We have set a comprehensive strategy that aligns with our aspiration for more progress,” he added.

Furthermore, Sheikh Hamdan underlined that Dubai is ready to host the mega event and will provide all necessary elements to ensure Expo 2020 would be the best in the history of the exhibition that dates back to 1851. The government of Dubai will ensure a balanced approach while implementing the huge project, putting the society’s welfare at the top of its priorities. Hosting the event will boost plans for the development of many sectors in the emirate such as aviation, tourism, trade, infrastructure, logistics and real estate.

Moreover, Dubai Crown Prince highlighted that ensuring the success of Dubai’s aim to host the best edition in the history of the World Expo necessitates full cooperation between the public and private sector; a characteristic that catalysed the success of the emirate of Dubai in sustaining an environment that supports achievement through adopting internationally-recognised standards.

Sheikh Hamdan thanked all who have supported UAE’s bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, from world countries to government departments and individuals during a period of two years. “The support we have seen is unprecedented. It reflects profound belief in our beloved country’s keenness to provide and sustain prosperity for its people,” H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid concluded.


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