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Lithuania’s pavilion at EXPO 2010 expected to be visited by 3-4 million people


Lithuania’s pavilion at EXPO 2010 expected to be visited by 3-4 million people

Lithuania is to open its pavilion to visitors at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai on 1 May. Lithuania is taking part in the global exhibition for the tenth time. “With just over two weeks left until the opening of the exhibition, last preparations are made in the pavilion of our country, just like in the pavilions of most of the other countries. They are made according to schedule. Our pavilion will be prepared on time,” Romas Jankauskas, the head of the Public Information and Education Division of the Ministry of Environment and the commissioner general of Lithuania’s pavilion, said at a presentation of the Lithuanian exposition at the LITEXPO exhibition and congress centre.

Gediminas Kazlauskas, the head of the Ministry of Environment which coordinates Lithuania’s participation in the global exhibition, wished the entire Lithuanian team a successful performance in Shanghai. Guo Zhijun, acting charge d’affairs the People’s Republic of China in Lithuania, made a welcoming speech.

Hosted by China’s largest city of Shanghai, EXPO 2010 will be the largest of all global exhibitions held so far. Some 70 million people are expected to visit the pavilions of 192 countries of the world, 50 international organisations, over a dozen large business corporations and several dozens of cities of the world covering an area of 5.28 km2 in six months. Lithuania’s pavilion is expected to be visited by some 3 to 4 million people, about 20,000 per day.
The theme of the exhibition is “Better City, Better Life”. The most innovative planning and design solutions of modern cities will be presented during the exhibition. Much attention will be given to areas of modern man’s life and activities that are inseparable from a modern city.

A balloon has been chosen as the symbol of Lithuania’s pavilion. Visitors of the exhibition will be invited to take an impressive flight over Lithuania where modern buildings reflecting urban progress are perfectly in keeping with an ancient architectural ensemble of buildings. The exposition will highlight the unique nature, culture and important events of the country.

Ministry of Environment information, tel. 266 3488

14 April 2010

Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas