Kazakhstan invited nearly 140 countries to participate in EXPO-2017
Oct 23. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Kazakhstan has invited 136 countries to take part in the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana, according to head of the international relations department of National Company “Astana EXPO-2017” JSC Nurbek Yergeshbayev.
“We sent personal invitations to heads of state and prime ministers of 136 countries in August. We hope to hear from them in the nearest future,” Mr. Yergeshbayev said at the first meeting of the EXPO-2017 international participants in Astana on Thursday (October 23).
He also stressed that the invitations had been signed by the President and the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. “I believe that it means that participation of those countries in the EXPO-2017 event is of paramount importance for Kazakhstan,” he added.
According to Mr. Yergeshbayev, the country tries to attract international organizations working in the field of energy as well. “To this end, we sent 12 invitations. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have already confirmed their participation,” Nurbek Yergeshbayev noted.
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38 facilities to be built on the territory of EXPO town
Oct 22. Kazpravda
By Ainur Kuramysova
EXPO-town will be located in Astana on a land plot the area of 175 hectares, allotted within the general plan of Astana.
38 various facilities will be constructed on the territory of the EXPO town, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the general manager of the Department of Architecture and Construction of the NC “Astana EXPO-2017” Aydar Marat.
“8 contractors are involved in construction of the EXPO-town. Overall, 38 facilities will be built in the EXPO town,” – said Aidar Marat at the EXPO-2017 international planning meeting in Astana.
Among the objects are the National Pavilion of Kazakhstan in the form of a sphere (7855 sq.m), 4 thematic pavilions (8 800 sq.m), pavilions of the countries – participants of the exhibition (47 160 sq.m), corporate participants and non-governmental organizations (9 560 sq.m), as well as the area of best practices (3350 sq.m).
More than 42% of the fairgrounds will be given under the pavilions. The remaining area will have open and semi-open areas, as well as the grounds for concerts and festivals.
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3000 volunteers to be involved in EXPO-2017
Oct 23. Kazpravda
It is expected that the exhibition in Astana will be visited by about 1.5 mln foreign guests.
Three thousand volunteers will help the guests of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017, the press service of Astana administration informed.
“We open volunteer centers for a comfortable stay of our guests and tourists in the capital. We plan to attract 3 000 volunteers who will help the tourists at EXPO-2017”, – said the director of the tourism department of JSC “NC” Astana EXPO-2017 ” Anisa Berdina at the first meeting of the participants of the upcoming exhibition in Astana.
She added that special tours around the historical places will be offered to the guests to visit monuments and natural sights. Besides, a special tour package will be included in the price of a ticket for the EXPO. It is expected that the exhibition in Astana will be visited by about 1.5 mln foreign guests.