World Exposition EXPO 2012 Information Centres Open at the Seaside2011-05-11
Information centres of the World Exposition EXPO 2012 which will be held in Summer 2012 in South Korea have been officially inaugurated at the Sea Museum in Klaipėda and Agila Culture and Information Centre in Nida.
It is going to be the tenth World Exposition in which Lithuania participates. Same as for the previous four World EXPO Expositions, the Government has commissioned the Ministry of Environment to co-ordinate our country’s preparations for and participation in EXPO 2012.
Information centres in Klaipėda and Nida started functioning exactly one year before the opening of EXPO 2012. According to Romas Jankauskas, Commissioner General of the Lithuanian exposition at the world expo and Director of Public Information and Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Environment, visitors of the information centres will not only learn about EXPO 2012 but also find out interesting facts about all previous EXPOs which are often compared with Olympic Games in terms of their significance and popularity. Information about our country’s preparations for the exposition in South Korea will be regularly updated. “Visitors of the centres are also in for some pleasant surprises”, – says Romas Jankauskas.
Tomorrow similar information centres will start operating at the Directorate of the Curonian Spit National Park, T.Ivanauskas’ Zoological Museum in Kaunas, the Zoo of Lithuania and Ventės Cape Ornithology Station.
The key theme of the world exposition EXPO 2012 is the living ocean and coast. Exhibits will present the most advanced marine resources technologies, environment and sustainable development problems as well as cultures of coastal nations. The exposition will be held in the city of Yeosu on the southern coast of South Korea. It will run for three months from May 12th until August 12th. It is anticipated that more than a hundred countries and international organisations will participate. More than 8 million visitors are expected to attend.
Information of the Ministry of Environment, phone 266 3660
11 May 2011