By Anyway Yotamu
Zimbabwe is expecting to reap maximum benefits from the Dubai Expo 2020 as it presents opportunities and experiences that will help to attain the vision of middle class economy by 2030.
Zimbabwe will this year join other 191 countries at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Dubai Expo 2020 which gets underway in October this year.
Twenty-five million visitors are expected at the 173-day premier showcase with over one million participants having registered so far.
The expo is an ideal platform for Zimbabwe’s private and public sector to create synergies with the rest of the world and adopt new global technological standards to accelerate the attainment of the country’s vision 2030.
There will be five Central Pavilions from China, Africa and the Pacific region built on 438 hectares with an average of sixty daily shows and other exhibitions.
Uber is expected to demonstrate the use of flying taxis in Dubai from July while the world’s largest solar power plant has been built to provide power.
The Office of the President and Cabinet is organising Zimbabwe’s participation and several workshops have so far been conducted with the private and public sector to warm up for the expo.
Dubai was in 2013 nominated by the Bureau of International Expositions to host this year’s event scheduled from 20 October 2020 to April 2021 and the Japanese City Osaka, being the next host in 2025.