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Luxembourg reveals $35.9m Expo 2020 pavilion

SES, Post Luxembourg and the country's chamber of commerce are reported to be providing $2.81m in funding

Luxembourg reveals $35.9m Expo 2020 pavilion

Luxembourg has revealed plans for its AED 132 million ($35.9 million) pavilion at Dubai’s Expo 2020.

SES, Post Luxembourg and the country’s chamber of commerce are reported to be funding the pavilion to the tune of AED 10.31 million ($2.81 million)  each, with other sponsors also expected to contribute.

Designed by Metaform, ‘Resourceful Luxembourg’ will focus on circular economy construction techniques. It covers three floors and includes a tubular slide.

Economy minister Etienne Schneider told parliament that the budget included construction and recycling of the pavilion. He said 70 percent of materials can be used after the event.

Switzerland was one of the first countries to officially sign up for Expo 2020, with a budget of AED 57 million ($15.52 million) for its pavilion.

Between October 2020 and April 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to welcome more than 180 nations and an international audience of 25 million visitors.

Spanning 438,000 square metres, Dubai Expo 2020 will be 10 percent larger in size than Milan Expo 2015.

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