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Philippine's pavilion enters fast-track; set for March handover

DUBAI, 12 days ago

Philippines has announced that work on its country pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai, has entered into a fast track mode and is due for handover next month.  
 
Spanning a 1,386-sq m area, the ‘Bangkota’ evokes the coral reef as a metaphor for the Filipino capacity for extreme interconnectedness. 
 
The pavilion's architectural design was conceived by Budji+Royal Architecture+Design. It is curated by Marian Pastor Roces, who selected accomplished artists to use their own visual languages to convey updated information about Philippine culture.
 
In a scheduled visit to the construction site for the Philippines’ pavilion, Hjayceelyn Quintana, Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, expressed her satisfaction about final stages of the work.
 
Quintana also lauded the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (PDTI), the lead agency organising the Philippine participation to the World Expo, for its efficient project administration.
 
"We are immeasurably proud to witness the Bangkóta vision evolving from a blueprint, and taking shape as a truly world-class, sustainable structural showcase that is set to enthrall Expo visitors, as well as make the Filipinos proud," she stated.
 
The Philippine Ambassador and her delegation were received by Expo 2020 Dubai officials who also toured them around Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, which is focused by an interactive experience on humanity’s relationship with the planet.
 
"We are in solidarity with UAE as it forges ahead with optimism for the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai on October 1. The construction of the national pavilions, including our Bangkóta, moved at an immense pace thereby showing UAE’s extraordinary ability as host of this global event to overcome unprecedented challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic," she added.-TradeArabia News Service



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