The UAE and the Netherlands will be working towards innovation, youth and women entrepreneurship, among other key areas, as part of preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai take-off, said Hans Sandee, commissioner-general for the Dutch Pavilion at the event.
Current trade between the two nations is expected to touch $3 billion and is seen to surge as more Dutch companies eye expansion in the region.
The Netherlands will invest EUR 19.4 million (Dh81.1 million) for its Expo 2020 participation. The pavilion was designed by Dutch firms V8 architects, Kossmann.dejong, Witteveen+Bos and Switzerland-based Expomobilia. The pavilion will be located in Expo 2020’s Sustainability Thematic District.
The design of the Dutch pavilion and its theme, ‘Uniting water, energy and food’, were revealed on Sunday at an event in Dubai, attended by Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, executive director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.
Michiel Raaphorst of V8 architects, Roger Kornmayer of Expomobilia, Steven Delfgaauw of Witteveen+Bos and Mark de Jong of Kossmann.dejong, were also present.
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