Riyadh — Saudi Arabia has announced Riyadh’s intended bid to host the World Expo 2030.
In his letter to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE); the Crown Prince HRH Muhammad Bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, stated: “We live in an era of change and face an unprecedented need for humanity’s collective action.”
The Crown Prince added that “the Riyadh 2030 World Expo would coincide with the culmination of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.”
Vision 2030 is a Saudi strategic framework to reduce the Saudi economy’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy. It also envisions the development of public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism.
Expo 2030 will run from October 1, 2030, to April 1, 2031. The proposed theme is “The era of change: Leading the planet to a foresighted tomorrow.”
The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC); the overarching authority responsible for the City of Riyadh and chaired by the Crown Prince; will lead the Saudi bid for the World Expo 2030.
Held since 1851, World Exhibitions have provided an extensive global platform for displaying the latest achievements and technologies while uniting people across cultures and continents.