mercredi 23 juillet 2014

BIE delegates at Milano...

The Sole Commissioner Sala welcomed the delegations of 53 Nations which will participate into Expo.

More than 100 delegates from the participating countries at the next Universal Exposition in Milan took part inworkshops held on Wednesday July 23rd at Base Camp Logistic di Rho. The day, full of meetings, began with a visit to the Expo Milano 2015 worksite and saw the participation of Countries with a Self-Built pavilion.

"Opportunity of dialogue and discussion"
«We are proud to have you here today. As you can see for yourself, work is progressing rapidly. For this I would like each of you to consider today as an opportunity for dialogue and discussion, to allay any doubts, to simplify operations and proceed with the construction of the best possible experience for the 20 million visitors expected: you, as Participating Countries, are the heart of the Expo» said the Commissioner of the Italian Government for Expo Milano 2015, Giuseppe Sala, welcoming the delegates of 53 Nations. The goal of the day – which was also attended by the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales – was to review the progress of works and the setting of the schedule of events and content that will make up the important program that Expo Milano 2015 offers to its visitors.

20 countries have already started works for their pavilions
Commissioner Sala then set out the priorities for the next nine months: to finalize the construction of the pavilions, in compliance with standards and with signed legality and security protocols, and, to focus on the interpretation – also technological – of the theme  ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. To date, more than 20 Countries are present at the construction site and have started works. More than 1200 workers are involved in works: 90% dedicated to site preparation (removal of obstructions) and 65% to urbanization works: «We will meet our deadlines – assured Director General Marco Rettighieri -. There is so much to do, but we are used to it. We are working and will work within the bounds of absolute legality».

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