Yekaterinburg in good position to host World Expo 2020
If the Urals capital is chosen, the event could likely be one of the largest in its history in terms of participation, Voice of Russia reports.
The city of Yekaterinburg offers an unusual advantage because it is located in the region where two continents meet and it is also one of Russia's economic leaders in natural resources, production and scientific research.
Arkady Chernetsky, a member of Russia's Federation Council and an ex-mayor of Yekaterinburg, said that there are several factors working in the city's favor.
Chernetsky said that Yekaterinburg has the best climate for the event, with a summer that is warm and not too hot and is free from the concern of natural disasters. The Urals are also home to a stable social climate, with local, regional and federal authorities working together without conflict, according to Voice of Russia.
Additionally, the business climate acts as another advantage. The city has few administrative barriers for businesses and the region offers attractive opportunities for investors.
Chernetsky also said that the country has a vast amount of human resources who are excited to help out with the event.
Yekaterinburg is one of Russia's youngest cities, with approximately 200,000 students. It also has various creative student organizations and advanced young people, with powerful scientific and technical potential.
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