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Niger nurtures cities, culture

NIGER celebrates its National Pavilion Day today by showcasing economic development, poverty reduction and culture. Traditional music and dance will be featured in the performance.

In Niger, cities are not only the driving force of development, but also constitute a vital factor in the battle against poverty. Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, exhibits its ideas about urban development in three parts: urban policy, urban economy and urban construction.

The pavilion's Cultural Essence area, with white walls and blue totems, has an atmosphere of purity. The area exhibits historic relics and handicrafts that reflect the predominantly desert region's 6,000 years of civilization.

The pavilion in the Africa Joint Pavilion in Zone C recreates daily life in Niger, exhibiting the cultural heritage of both nomad herdsmen and farmers in the more fertile southern region of the Niger River. It raises issues of balancing urban resources and national culture.

The vivid images, objects and impressive performances demonstrate the pavilion theme, "Control of Urban Expansion and Promotion of Urban Development."


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