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Slovak pavilion draws Expo crowds

THE SLOVAK pavilion at the Expo 2008 exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain, is drawing good crowds. The Slovak cabinet’s commissioner for EXPO 2008, Dušan Horniak, told the SITA newswire that daily attendance exceeds one thousand.

THE SLOVAK pavilion at the Expo 2008 exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain, is drawing good crowds. The Slovak cabinet’s commissioner for EXPO 2008, Dušan Horniak, told the SITA newswire that daily attendance exceeds one thousand.

The Slovak presentation has two parts. The first introduces Slovakia as a country rich in mineral springs, with unique flora and fauna and outstanding sportsmen, especially water slalom canoeists.

This presentation also offers information on Slovakia’s thermal springs and their healing powers. The second part features an eight-minute film programme Windows to Slovakia. Each visitor to the pavilion gets a taste of Slovak mineral water served in a glass featuring the word Eslovaquia, the logo of the Slovak exposition.

“Slovakia spent €1.65 million on its presentation,” said Economy Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek, who hopes the country's Expo 2008 participation will stimulate investment in Slovakia’s tourism industry.

Expo 2008 Zaragoza is part of a series of so-called small world exhibitions that take place between each Expo world exhibitions.

The last world Expo exhibition was in Aichi in Japan in 2005 and the next will be held in Shanghai in 2010.


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