BIE to assess Baku’s readiness for “EXPO 2025” in April (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Enquiry mission of the Bureau international des expositions (BIE) will visit Azerbaijan April 17-19, BIE representative told Trend March 5.
“On 17-19 April, the enquiry mission will visit Azerbaijan to assess the bid to host the EXPO in the country’s capital, Baku. The program of the visit in Azerbaijan is not currently finalized,” said the BIE representative.
Azerbaijan proposed to organize the Baku EXPO 2025 from May 10 to November 10.
The exhibition’s topic will be “Developing human capital, building a better future”.
Russia (Yekaterinburg) and Japan (Osaka) also bid for hosting EXPO 2025.
On 6-8 March, the first enquiry mission will be in Japan to assess the bid to organize EXPO 2025 in Osaka. This will be followed on 2-4 April by an enquiry mission to Russia with regard to host EXPO 2025 in the city of Ekaterinburg.
The task of the enquiry mission is to assess the feasibility and viability of the EXPO project, a necessary step for the candidature to go further in the selection process.
The findings of the enquiry missions will be discussed by the BIE’s Executive Committee in May, which then draws up a recommendation to the General Assembly based on each project’s viability and conformity to BIE regulations.
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