Work on Expo 2020 country pavilions will commence from April this year.

As many as 180 countries are taking part in the Expo that will be held in Dubai, which will run for six months from 20 October to 10 April, 2021.

According to national news agency WAM, the mega event will draw over 25 million visitors, around 150,000 daily.

The Expo’s infrastructure, the cornerstone of the UAE pavilion, will be built while construction work continues in Al Wasl Square, stated Najeeb Al Ali, the executive director of the Expo 2020 Dubai Office.

The future use of the site and its sustainable heritage is an important part of its design and construction, he noted.

Following the Expo, the site will be transformed into a sustainable project and business-friendly environment.

80% of the Expo’s internal infrastructure will be put to use after the event to host various initiatives and projects, including a free zone, commercial centres and a residential complex.

A detailed study was being conducted to help determine how to use the site, Al Ali has been reported stating.

He added that Expo 2020 Dubai aims to support national energy consumption plans, to ensure that 50% of the country’s total energy consumption is made up of renewable energy.