Peru Pavilion on Expo 2020
Ground ‘blessing’ ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on the Peru Pavilion at the Mobility District of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will reproduce the last Inca bridge — Q’eswachaka — welcoming visitors and symbolising the connection between the past, present, and future of Peru as a timeless country.
The ceremony was led by HE Edgar Vásquez, minister of foreign trade and tourism of Peru; Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, and other senior officials.
Commenting on the pavilion’s Inca bridge, Vásquez said: «This bridge, which is woven annually by communities in Cusco, represents the path that Peru has travelled throughout its history, nourished by multiple influences and events that have given us the identity that today fills us with pride. It also represents the path we are traveling, one that will take us to the future as a country. A country with an infinite wealth, great export products, and beautiful tourist attractions for the world to see. This path is based on the sustainability of our biodiversity, our history, and our cultural diversity, and shows our contribution towards the construction of a better future for humanity.»
The Peruvian pavilion will have dedicated spaces for work meetings with potential investors, and aims to boost Peru’s tourism industry by forming investments in hotel infrastructure and connectivity.
Under the theme ‘Timeless, Always Peru’, the pavilion will feature an architectural design that was selected through a National Design Competition, with the entry from Habitare Architecture awarded the development of the pavilion.
Luis Torres, executive president of the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism, said: «We are extremely proud to be part of the most anticipated World Expo in history. We are coordinating with our partners from the public and private sectors to guarantee a great representation of Peru at the Expo.»