01 November Tuesday

The Expo 2016 Grand Prize Given to IMM in Antalya…

The World Botanical EXPO 2016 was held in Antalya, Turkey.

Mr. Faruk Çelik, Minister of Food, Agriculture, Chairman of EXPO 2016 Antalya; Mr. Münir Karaloğlu, the governor of Antalya; Mr. Menderes Türel, the mayor of Antalya; Mr. Bernard Oosterom; chairman of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), as well as the representatives of the award-winning countries, provinces and institutions participated in the prize giving ceremony of The World Botanical EXPO 2016.

EXPO 2016 Antalya opening attended by top level officials, including Minister of Food, Agriculture, Chairman of EXPO 2016 Antalya Faruk Çelik.

In his remarks, Mr. Çelik said that over four million visitors were attracted to the six-month food-themed world fair. Some days, the number of visitors exceeded 70,000 people.

EXPO 2016 Antalya, one of the most important horticultural exhibitions on a 112-hectare exhibition site, includes Turkey's first agriculture and biodiversity museum, a greenhouse, Turkey's largest congress center, two amphitheaters, an artificial island and a science and technology center for children, Trend Life reported. As many as 54 countries presented their national horticultural tradition emphasizing international diversity.

With the theme "Flowers and Children" and the slogan "A green world for future generations," EXPO 2016 displayed Turkey's history and cultural diversity as well as its rich agricultural and economic potential.

“Istanbul Garden” where, the symbols of the city like tulips, magnolia trees, maple trees, Galata Tower, Maiden's Tower, Bosphorus etc.. were depicted, received award for the best garden exterior and interior in EXPO 2016 Antalya.

“Istanbul Garden” shared the first place with Azerbaijan, China, Germany, South Korea, Qatar, Thailand and Japan.

Nepal, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, and Singapore were the second, while Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Turkmenistan and India ranked third.
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