The Peninsula Newspaper reported on 12 April 2023 that developmental and preparational work for the International Horticultural Exhibition Expo 2023 Doha Qatar has reached over 80% completion.
The development stage was mentioned by Engineer Fatima Al Abd Al Malik, Project Manager of Expo 2023 Doha at Ashghal, as part of a discussion with The Peninsula, where she mentioned "The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) is developing a facility to house Expo 2023 Doha. The facility is 80 complete”
Expo 2023 Doha will be taking place at Al Bidda Park at a facility that spans 1,700,000 sqm and is currently being developed.
The event will be taking place from 2 October 2023 to 28 March 2024 and is expected to witness over 80 countries participating and over 3 million visitors.
It was further mentioned that two greenery technologies are being developed for the Expo facility, the first being called the 'MSE Wall', which is a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall which refers to a composite structure consisting of alternating layers of compacted backfill and soil reinforcement elements, fixed to a wall facing and the second one being a hydroponic structure. The purpose of both these technologies is to rationalize water consumption by reducing the temperature of the greenery.
Additionally, there will be dedicated pavilions for the countries participating, including a Qatari pavilion, a Netherlands pavilion, a VIP pavilion, amongst others.
The Expo will also feature a 12-metre high Expo house building which will have three storeys.
As per the report, the Secretary-General of the National Committee for hosting Expo 2023 Doha, Mohammed Ali Al Khouri mentioned that "the theme of Expo 2023 Doha is 'Green Desert, Better Environment', which aims to inspire and inform guests and the international community about innovative solutions to mitigate desertification,”
Source: The Peninsula
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