Russia was the first to apply for the right to host the World Universal Exhibition “Expo-2030” in Moscow. This was announced by the deputy mayor of the capital Natalya Sergunina.
She noted that an official letter signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has already been submitted to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). If the application is approved, the large-scale event will take place in Moscow from April 27 to October 27, 2030. Voting for the winning city will take place in 2023.
The deputy mayor stressed that Moscow has every opportunity to hold the 2030 World Exhibition at the highest level. A possible topic of the event indicated in the application is “Progress of Humanity. A common vision of a harmonious world ”.
“The Russian capital has sufficient capabilities to ensure the holding of the world exhibition at the highest level. Traditionally, this event gathers more than 100 participating countries and millions of visitors from all over the world, so the investment in its organization pays off in full. And besides, additional jobs will be created even at the stage of preparation for the Expo, ”noted Natalya Sergunina.
According to her, Moscow is a suitable venue for the exhibition, as it can offer the participants and guests of Expo 2030 a unique cultural, educational and event program. At the same time, the competitive advantage of the Russian capital is the developed urban infrastructure for the development and implementation of advanced technologies, the deputy mayor added.
“There are more than 130 thousand technology companies operating in the city. International experts have repeatedly noted the capital’s digital ecosystem. Our city is ideal for showcasing scientific and technological advances in a wide variety of areas, ”she said.
In 2018, at the initiative of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the “My District” program was launched in the capital, the goal of which is to create comfortable living conditions in all urban areas. As part of the program, a modern urban environment is being formed, transport accessibility is improving, the quality of education and medical care is improving, additional opportunities for sports are being created, existing cultural sites are being updated and new ones are being opened. The set of specific transformations depends on the wishes of local residents.