Imdaad backs Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid
Dubai, September 1, 2013
Imdaad, a UAE-based provider of integrated facilities management solutions, has lent its full support for Dubai’s bid to host Expo 2020 given the event’s potential to further accelerate the emirate’s infrastructural development.
The World Expos are held every five years to showcase innovative products and services and highlight issues of international importance. Each expo is a catalyst for economic, cultural and social transformation, said a statement.
Recently the candidate cities for the expo were narrowed down to four, with Dubai emerging as a top contender. Securing the hosting slot would spur significant preparatory infrastructural works across Dubai and would also enhance Dubai’s image as an eco-friendly city with world-class facilities management systems, it said.
CEO Jamal Lootah said: “Earning the privilege of hosting Expo 2020 would energise Dubai’s various sectors, especially those that are development-oriented such as facilities management. For its part, Imdaad has always been driven by its responsibility to support socio-economic development in Dubai and across the UAE.
“Expo 2020 would be an ideal platform for us to support local and national growth while showcasing the scope, quality and potential of the UAE’s FM industry.”
The UAE has allotted a Dh1.25-billion ($340 million) aid package and cooperation fund to help build partnerships as part of Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid. The Bureau of International Expositions will announce the winning host of the 2020 World Expo in November this year.
The World Expos leave important legacies for the host city and nation. The Shanghai 2010 World Expo, for example, transformed a heavily industrial city-centre area into a thriving cultural and commercial district.
The next World Expo takes place in Milan, Italy, in 2015 under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”; Expo 2020 will run from January 4 to June 30, 2020. - TradeArabia News Service