Kazakhstan To Accommodate Guests Of EXPO 2017 In Yurts
City officials are discussing the problem of accommodation of EXPO 2017 guests in Astana. One of the options is to accommodate them in the capital’s university dormitories.
“The representative of Astana EXPO-2017 came to me. The question was the accommodation of five million people in May next year. We, rectors, have to provide places for guests of the exhibition somewhere to stay”, – said rector of the Kazakh national University of Arts Aiman Musakhodzhayeva at a meeting of the public council at the capital akimat.
She added that general fund of student dormitories has only five thousand places. According to her, a campus had to be built in Astana. But the money for its construction were not allocated.
“Of course, we will expel students. But we can’t solve the problem of five million places by five thousand ones”, – added the rector of the Kazakh national University of Arts.
Deputy akim of Astana Ermek Amanshaev confirmed the problem of accommodation of EXPO international exhibition visitors.
Some members of the public council offered to place the exhibition visitors not in a tent camp, but in Kazakhstani yurts. “Look: yurt is easily taken apart, it is warm and cool. It could become our feature”, – suggested a member of the public council at Astana akimat Nikolai Meshcheryakov.
The yurt is one of the most sensible movable house. It is a comfortable and practical home, ideally suited to the local conditions and way of life – one of the greatest inventions of Eurasian nomads.
The sale of online tickets for EXPO-2017 in Astana started on 10 June 2016. The ticketing program is designed to make it possible for every person in Kazakhstan to visit the Exhibition.
The ticketing program of the Exhibition in Astana is unique in the world practice of holding EXPO. In particular, free access to the Exhibition is provided to the participants and veterans of the World War II, people with disabilities, orphans and children under 6 years. Discounted tickets will be available for pensioners, mothers with many children, students and schoolchildren.
It is expected that more than 2 million visitors will attend the Exhibition, who will make around 5 million visits. Currently, 89 countries and 15 international organizations have confirmed their participation in EXPO 2017.
Tickets and other ticketing products will be issued in phases. The period from 10 June to 10 July will be promotional. During this period, the tickets will be sold at the lowest possible price. Thus, from 10 to 20 June, the offered discount will be 50%. From 21 to 30 June, it will be 30%, and from 1 to 10 July, 20%.
In addition, the period from 10 July to 10 August will be promotional for tour operators and resellers. From 1 September, the offline offices will open throughout Kazakhstan. It is planned to organize field sales of tickets during national holidays. In addition, the Exhibition tickets will be sold by EXPO-2017 partners: Kazpost, National Company “Kazakhstan Railways” (Kazakh Temir Zholy), Air Astana.
In General, the presale of ticket will be in 2016 up to 9 June 2017. You can purchase tickets at www.tickets.expo2017astana.com.
The ticketing program will be discussed more in detail at the briefing in the Central Communications Service on 13 June 2016.