By Staff writer
Google Maps will show updates on site construction, according to organisers
People can now follow constriction updates at the Expo 2020 Dubai through Google Maps.
With construction at Expo 2020 Dubai’s site well under way, Expo 2020 Dubai has said people can see what’s happening at the Expo2020 site through the online mapping system.
With new #Google Maps satellite images, you can see what’s happening at the #Expo2020 site. See for yourself at https://t.co/cTVL5P6r9B pic.twitter.com/w2KRWIupD5— Expo2020Dubai (@expo2020dubai) March 1, 2017
Early works on the Dubai Expo 2020 site, located near Al Maktoum airport, site began in September 2015, with the first infrastructure works starting in September last year.
The design phase for aspects including the public realm, specialist site-wide elements, and the three thematic districts is well underway.
Ongoing planning and procurement of the construction and site-wide logistics continues to ensure the site will be ready for participants to begin work on their respective pavilions beginning in April 2018. All infrastructure work will be completed by October 2019.
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.
Over 80 percent of the 4.38-square-kilometre Expo 2020 site will be reused or repurposed after the event as part of a wide-ranging legacy plan, organisers have said.
UAE officials are expecting the event to create 277,000 jobs, most of which will be in the tourism industry.