Beijing: Pakistan along with 97 countries and international organizations have confirmed to participate in the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Expo, and has started building its pavilion, according to the expo’s organizing committee.
This was announced here by Zhou Jianping, executive deputy director of the Beijing World Horticultural Expo Coordination Bureau.
Pakistan has started the pavilion construction while 20 international participants have signed agreements, Chinese media reported on Saturday.
The construction of the expo park is steadily progressing, Zhou said and added, the main structures of the core buildings, such as the China Pavilion and the International Pavilion, have recently been completed.
Exterior decoration, as well as mechanical and electrical installations in these pavilions, is now underway.
The construction of supporting infrastructure inside the expo park has also been completed, while infrastructure construction outside the park is going as planned.
Eight types of tickets will be sold both online and on-site at the expo park. More than 80 companies from nine industries are listed as service providers to participants of the expo.In the second half of this year, the expo’s general contractor will speed up construction of the main pavilions, public landscapes and infrastructure to ensure the beginning of the move-in phase in October.
It is estimated that supporting service facilities, such as the expo village and hotels, and surrounding infrastructure will be completed by the end of the year.—INP