08:15 | 04/06/2015 Trade
The Milan Expo 2015, which is taking place in Italy from May 1 to October 31, was introduced to the Vietnamese public at an event on June 3.
The Vietnam Pavilion designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects on the theme “Water and Lotus” was inspired from the lotus ponds that are popular in the Vietnamese countryside. The pavilion consists of a shallow pool of water and a series of bamboo structures that encase trees.
At the event, co organised by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vo Trong Nghia Architects Office, Italian Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni said the expo creates a good chance for visitors to understand better about cultures, traditional festivals, and food across the world.
The universal expo themed "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” draws 140 countries to showcase the latest technologies and solutions to ensure health, safety and food for all people but still protect the planet and its balance.
Vietnam and Italy's proposals on sustainable environmental protection are also unveiled at the event./.
Source VOV News