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Trade Ministry targets 8 million visitors to Indonesia pavilion

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 16 2010   /  11:26 am

Upbeat on the number of visitors to the Indonesia pavilion at the 2010 World Expo Shanghai China (WESC), the government has increased its target, aiming to receive 8 million visitors during the course of the event, a senior
official says.

Visitor numbers had exceeded their initial target of 3 million since the expo began on May 1, Coordinating Economic Minister secretary Eddy Abdurrahman said Thursday.

The Trade Ministry reported that as of July 14 the pavilion had attracted 3.3 million visitors, around 12 percent of the 27.1 million people who had visited the expo to date.

The Indonesia pavilion — a 2,400-square-meter building worth around US$10 million — features information on Indonesia’s natural resources and diverse cultural heritage, along a 700-meter ramp that allows visitors to enjoy the displays.

The pavilion is divided into three zones: a ...