The name of Lithuania already heard at just opened World Expo2012-05-14
The name of Lithuania can be already heard at the World Expo 2012 opened in the South Korean city Yeosu. Visitors to the Lithuanian pavilion are repeating the country’s name to commit it to memory. Many linger here for a while thrilled by the unique amber inclusions brought from Palanga Amber Museum. These exhibits are a gripping introduction in the acquaintance with Lithuania, the country of amber. Visitors take their time at the Lithuanian exposition despite myriads of other pavilions hosted by 105 countries and 10 international organisations at the world expo; they watch videos about the Curonian Spit or the ‘sand-feeding’ of beaches in the resort town of Palanga with special interest.
“I am pleased visitors to the Lithuanian pavilion not only ‘discover’ the Curonian Spit, but also see our attempts to preserve this wonderful natural site and its biodiversity,” says Minister of the Environment Gediminas Kazlauskas. On attending the Expo 2012 opening events, he adds that this exhibition, on top of being a perfect chance to introduce our natural and cultural values and environmental activities and to explore international experience, is the opportunity to build and develop business relations and to expand existing and create new ways of cooperation.
To that end the minister visited the pavilions of Japan and the USA on invitation from heads of their delegations. At a meeting with Japanese representatives he discussed the opportunities of selling the greenhouse gas assigned amount units (AAU) that Lithuania has accumulated. This type of contract was signed with a Japanese company back in last June. Lithuania sold its AAU for LTL 2.7 million, which will be spent on renovating public buildings. Assessment of applications for these renovation activities is in process. During the meeting at the Japanese pavilion the minister expressed hope that cooperation in this field would continue and more of these contracts would be signed.
Information of the Ministry of the Environment, Tel. 266 3660