Pavilion will reproduce the last Inca bridge, Q’eswachaka, symbolising the connection between the past, present and future of Peru
Peru has kicked off its plans at Expo 2020 Dubai with a ground-blessing ceremony, led by Edgar Vásquez, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru.
The ceremony officially marks the beginning of the construction of Peru pavilion at Expo 2020. Rising in the Mobility District, it will bring to life the country’s cultural diversity, a statement said.
The pavilion will reproduce the last Inca bridge, Q’eswachaka, welcoming visitors and symbolising the connection between the past, present and future of Peru.
“Expo 2020 Dubai is a great opportunity to showcase to the world what we are, whom we are and what we are made of… It is a great opportunity to showcase our talent, hospitality, creativity, uniqueness, diversity, as well as the tremendous array of opportunities and vast possibilities to be fostered commercially,” said Vásquez.
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Under the theme Timeless, Always Peru, the pavilion will feature a design that evokes the path that the nation has traveled throughout its existence telling stories of 10,000 years.
“We are, and will always be, a country that transcends time. Even after many centuries, we continue to surprise the world: Inca constructions still astonish visitors through their innovative building techniques that have endured the passage of time. We have learnt from our ancestors to work as a community, looking to the future while keeping our past alive”, he added.
Peru’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai aims to attract tourism, boost exports and generate investment.
Officials said Expo 2020 Dubai represents an ideal opportunity to position Peruvian products such as unalloyed zinc, grapes, quinoa, prawns tails, and pomegranate on the world market and increase their demand.
The Peruvian pavilion also will have dedicated spaces for work meetings with potential investors.
Luis Torres, executive president of the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ), said: “At the Expo 2020 Dubai, Peru will showcase its capacity as the largest reserves of silver in the world, as well as the largest gold, lead and zinc reserves in Latin America. In addition, the Peruvian Amazon contains rich deposits of oil and natural gas, as well as forest resources.”
He added that from January to August this year, Peru’s total exports to the UAE totaled $610 million, an increase of 344 percent compared to the same period of 2018.