Yekaterinburg to Get New Subway Stations for EXPO 2025

9 April 2018 (09:15)

UrBC, Moscow, April 9, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) committee members on April 5, 2018; the committee came to Russia to see if the applicant city of Yekaterinburg would be ready to host EXPO 2025.

‘We believe an extra 500 meters would be allocated for the event should the exhibition be held in Russia, in Yekaterinburg. I believe you have seen the prospective site: this is a very convenient location between the heart of the city and the airport,’ Vladimir Putin is quoted as saying on his official website.

According to Putin, the exhibition facilities will cost some €1.5bn to put up. The funds will be supplied from both the federal and Sverdlovsk Region’s budgets.

‘I’m sure you have been informed that our plan is to launch a large-scale urban improvement campaign: everything to do with the transport infrastructure, the city’s growth and development, and with the construction of a new underground extension, as well as a monorail and a park area. All this will naturally boost the area’s development,’ the President said.

According to the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Denmark Choi Jai-chul, who chairs the BIE committee, they had every opportunity to see for themselves that Russia has all the necessary infrastructure and means to organize a large-scale event like a universal exhibition.

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