EXPO 2017: NATIONAL DAYS OF ROMANIA AND ANGOLA
National days of participating countries are held every day at Expo 2017. Romania has presented its achievements too. The country has presented a special laser that can fight cancer. The laser ray is able to reach power equal to 1/10 of the sun energy. It consumes only 14 megawatts of power due to accelerators that accumulate energy. According to the pavilion guides, the mock-up of the research center, where the project is presented, attracts 3,000 to 5,000 visitors per day.
ASSEL BOKEN, TRANSLATOR, ROMANIA PAVILION:
- The laser can be used in any sphere, in all technologies. It can be used for cancer treatment and for research purposes.
Angola organized a concert on their national day. Artists played ngoma and reco-reco national instruments thereby demonstrating the life of Angolan village. Angola occupied a separate pavilion outside ‘Africa Plaza’. The country focuses on two key topics: energy as a way to fight against poverty and an opportunity to accelerate the economic development.
ABRAHAO GOURGEL, MINISTER OF ECONOMY OF ANGOLA:
- Our state program prioritizes the development of renewable energy sources. We attach great importance to reducing the incineration of forest biomass, for example. This is demonstrated in our pavilion.
A big concert was held on the Gabon Republic’s national day. The deputy director of the Ministry of Energy of the South African country thanked Kazakhstan for the opportunity to showcase their achievements in the field of renewable energy sources. In 2010, the share of renewables reached 40 percent in Gabon. By 2020, this figure will be doubled due to hydro-energy.
Expo visitors enjoyed the performance of Latin American dancers. Paraguay marked its national day as part of EXPO 2017. The state is located in the heart of South America, the country has no direct access to sea or ocean. The Parana River flows on the territory of Paraguay, and the citizens are very rational in the use of its waters. The second-largest Itaipu hydroelectric power station was built there. The country also has Yakireta and Acaray hydroelectric power stations. Paraguay is advanced in production of "clean" energy.
OSCAR CABELLO SARUBBI, PARAGUAYAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER:
- My appreciation to the organization of the Expo for the kind invitation we received as well as for the right selection of the main theme which collects the interest and attention of the international community regarding such a current and important issue. In the last years Latin America has undergone an accelerated process.