Wednesday, February 13, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, January 30 2008] Expo Team Arrives in Yeosu to Review Preparations

A delegation from the Bureau of International Exhibitions has arrived in Korea to review Yeosu's preparations for the 2012 World Expo. Through this week they will check on Yeosu's progress on plans for the big event.

The BIE's secretary general Vicente Gonzales Loscertales immediately raised concerns over the possible dissolution of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry because of the significant role it plays in the expo.

He also said the incoming administration seems rather indifferent and that Korea must show seamless preparations to successfully host the expo.

Complete plans are due at BIE headquarters by May 12 and the Paris-based body must approve them for Yeosu to host the event.

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