Chances are high for Dubai to win bid to host World Expo 2020, says top Korean online news portal
WAM Seoul, May 15th, 2012(WAM) -- Breaknews dot com, one of Korea's influential news portals, has reported that chances are very good for UAE to attract World Expo 2020 to Dubai as scheduled judging from initial reactions coming through from Asian, Arab and African countries.
It noted that UAE is the hub of all kinds of business and investment activities. It has had been one of the main platforms of human interaction, integration of economies, connecting minds and generating of new ideas throughout the history.
On top of that, Dubai is brilliantly positioned with access to two thirds of the world's population within eight hours, not to mention its well constructed infrastructures and logistics already in place, Moon IL-suk, publisher and editor of www.breaknews.com said in his Abu Dhabi-datelined article on May 11.
Moon made an observation tour of the UAE from April 29 to May 3, 2012 at the invitation of National Media Council during which he met with Reem Ibrahim Al-Hashimy at her office in Dubai for an interview.
"I was very much impressed with visionary leadership of UAE which promotes values of tolerance, understanding and dialogue under President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the wake of the wise policies outlined by the late Shaikh Zayed," he said in his article with a headline "Dubai jumps on bandwagon to attract World EXPO 2020." Touching on religious tolerance in UAE, Moon lauded Muslims in UAE who respect and tolerate others, whatever their religious values are as instructed by the Holy Quran based on his own interviews with people of differing religions and nationalities now residing in UAE.
UAE submitted its bid for World Expo 2020. A comprehensive media campaign has already been initiated throughout the UAE and around the globe, the breaknews.com said pointing out that UAE is the home of more than 193 nationalities where peoples live united and enjoy other cultures from across the globe every day.
"That is why we believe that Dubai is the perfect city to host the 2020 World Expo," the news portal argued.
It is hoped that under the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," the 2020 World Expo in Dubai will serve as a "global hub for ideas and a springboard for creativity," the online newspaper said.
UAE has state of the art infrastructure in terms of airports, airlines, marketing companies, soft image companies, vibrant media and so many potential businessmen and investors which will work to its advantage in terms of lowering the overall cost, Moon also added introducing his visit to Dubai Museum.
UAE has submitted its official bid for hosting World EXPO 2020. It has highest chances to be selected depending upon its macro-economic stability, production base diversity, advanced infrastructure, vibrant service sector, hospitalized hotelier, generous nature of its people and above all epicenter of more than 193 nationalities in its country, he added.