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Slovakia among the first to finish its Zaragoza pavilion

The Slovak pavilion for Expo 2008 exhibition in Zaragoza is already finished, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Slovak pavilion for Expo 2008 exhibition in Zaragoza is already finished, the SITA newswire wrote.

Dušan Horniak, the commissioner general for the Slovak participation in Expo Zaragoza said that Slovakia was among the first countries and institutions to finish its exhibition hall. Slovakia will spend €1.65 million for its presentation in Zaragoza. The ministries of economy, agriculture, environment and regional development finance the display. The country will exhibit on 461 square meters.

Slovakia will present itself as the “spring of Europe” at the Expo 2008 exhibition in Zaragoza, which begins June 14.

"Slovakia wants to present itself as a country that protects its renewable sources, specifically its mineral and thermal springs and the whole water community," said Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek.

He hopes that the country's Expo 2008 participation will bring further investments to the country, especially into tourism. The ministry plans to introduce waterworks projects at Slovak rivers and Slovak mineral water springs at the exhibition in Zaragoza, the topic of which is "water and sustainable development."

Expo 2008 Zaragoza is the event from a series of the so-called small world exhibitions that take part between two Expo world exhibitions. The last world Expo exhibition was in Aichi in Japan in 2005 and the next is to be held in Shanghai in 2010. Zaragoza, host city for the International Exposition, is the administrative and financial capital of the autonomous community of Aragon and the fifth largest Spanish city. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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