Expo to provide 277,000 new job opportunities

Written by | May 17, 2014 | 0

Dubai: Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State and Managing Director of World Expo 2020, stated during a gathering organised by Sharjah Tatweer that hosting Expo 2020,  is expected to yield Dh89 billion in added economic activities and raise the overall GDP of the country in a variety of sectors.

She added that Expo 2020 will provide 277,000 new job opportunities and will have a positive and comprehensive economic impact on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) since they constitute about 95 per cent of all registered companies in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Hashimi’s statements were made to a gathering of more than 300 from Sharjah Executive Council members, Directors General of government entities, dignitaries, and CEOs of private sector companies in Sharjah and other Emirates and well as funding agencies, entrepreneurs and institutions of civil society.

The gathering entitled ‘Opportunities Offered from Hosting Expo 2020’ was organised by Sharjah Tatweer Forum and held at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah, a partner in hosting the event.

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