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S. Korea to open Korea Pavilion at Astana "Future Energy" Expo: KOTRA

2017/04/20 15:01

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will open a pavilion at Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, in June to promote South Korea's energy technology, a state-run trade promotion agency said Thursday.

The Korea Pavilion will be built on 1,125 square meters of space at the expo venue and feature three sections to highlight the history of industrial technology development in South Korea, current renewable energy knowhow and the future of this field going forward, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) said.

The pavilion will be the biggest among 115 countries and 18 international organizations taking part in the exposition which runs for three months from June 10 through Sept. 10. The expo is being held under the theme "Future Energy."

   South Korea will also organize a K-pop concert, a parade and other performances on July 19 to mark "Korea Day" during the expo period.

KOTRA said it aims to attract more than 500,000 visitors to the Korea Pavilion, about 10 percent of the total expected visitors to the event.

"The Korea Pavilion will provide a good opportunity for South Korea to promote the excellence and potential of our energy technology," Kim Jae-hong, KOTRA president, said.

"We are presenting South Korea's vision to the global community with a combination of our technology and a variety of cultural events."

   hdh@yna.co.kr

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