(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: The Ministry of Municipality announced the date of International Horticultural Expo or Doha Expo 2023, which will be held from October 2, 2023 to March 28, 2024 in Al Bidda Park in Doha under the slogan 'Green Desert, Better Environment.'
The Minister of Municipality and President of the National Committee for Doha Expo 2023 H E Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei stressed that the State of Qatar is taking pioneering steps to support a greener environment due to its firm realization that climate, water and soil are indispensable resources.
He expressed hope that global health conditions will continue to change positively so that everyone can celebrate the opening of Doha Expo 2023 on October 2, 2023, which will include six months of activities and celebrations with the participating international community.
His Excellency said during a speech on the occasion of the announcement of Doha Expo 2023 that by hosting this special edition of the International Horticultural Expo, which is sponsored by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), they seek to promote international cooperation on environmental and cultural issues, and to address the common global challenge of desertification.
Minister referred to Qatar receiving in November 2019 the official banner of hosting the first International Horticultural Expo in the Middle East and North Africa after Qatar was distinguished by its multiple activities and active participation in a number of international horticultural exhibitions, the last of which was Expo 2019 Beijing, where Qatar participated with a large pavilion.
A national committee is established for Qatar's hosting of the International Horticultural Expo, and the committee includes partners from government agencies, namely: the Ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Environment and Climate Change, Finance, Culture, Sports and Youth, Transport, Information and Communications Technology, Commerce and Industry, Public Works Authority, Qatar National Tourism Council, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
His Excellency affirmed that the committee is continuing its preparations to host Doha Expo 2023 despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and global scale. He praised the efforts of the team led by Director of the Public Parks Department and Secretary General of the Committee Eng. Mohammed Ali Al Khoury who continue to plan and work with full force and with the speed required to organize an unforgettable event
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