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500,000 visit Macedonian pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 June 24, 2010

Posted by Yilan in China, Macedonia.
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Half a million people from all four corners of the world have visited the Macedonian pavilion at the biggest global exhibition, Expo 2010 Shanghai China, since its opening on May 1 till today, Deputy Economy Minister and national commissioner of the exhibit, Metodij Hadzi-Vaskov said at a press briefing today.

Macedonia is being presented, Hadzi-Vaskov informed, as a country with tradition for preparing quality wine, there are wine tastings every day and the Chinese market is very interesting for Macedonian manufacturers. Macedonia, whose first cycle for presentation has ended, between May 1 and October 31 is presented under the motto “Urban Continuity”.

Macedonia, it was noted at the press briefing, for the first time has a pavilion spreading on 324 square meters, where visitors – companies and officials from all over the world – have the chance to learn about the country. – With a digital presentation the beauties of Macedonia are being screened, its urban continuity, the way it was managed in the past (the archaeological sites of Stobi, Heraclea) till the present, the deputy minister said.

Presentations involving tourism – mainly alternative and rural tourism – will be held in the second cycle of Macedonian presentations at the Shanghai Expo.

It is planned, Hadzi-Vaskov stated, a presentation to be held on Macedonia’s technical achievements in the energy sector, with an emphasis on renewable sources.

The third cycle of Macedonia’s presentations at the Expo 2010 will include authentic traditional handicraft products – filigree, Ohrid pearl, traditional costumes etc…

Expo 2010 Shanghai enables 240 participants from 190 countries to exchange experiences in terms of urban development, to explore fresh access to lifestyles in cities and to create ecologically better societies.