Entire Kazakhstan To Benefit From EXPO 2017 – PM

Kazakhstan: Litany Of Abuses Continues, Even Under EXPO 2017 Spotlight

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev believes that big spending on the upcoming International specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 is justified, Kazinform correspondent reports.

“We are hosting the EXPO event soon. There are a lot of skeptics doubting the need to spend a lot of money on it. But, I am sure, that the entire country, not only Astana, will greatly benefit from EXPO 2017,” Premier Sagintayev said summing up results of the Government’s session on Tuesday.

19 countries and one international organization have already received pavilions on the territory of the EXPO town in Astana.

“Currently, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Hungary, Vietnam, Germany, Jordan, Qatar, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Monaco, the UAE, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, France, the Czech Republic, Japan and one international organization – the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have already received their pavilions,” Kazinform has learnt from the press service of JSC “National Company “Astana EXPO 2017”.

The company stressed that only locally licensed firms are involved in design and decoration of the pavilions as well as building and installation works. Participants of the EXPO event chose contractors themselves.

Currently, specialists of the technical bureau of the company familiarize with 30 projects of pavilions developed by contractors chosen by the participating countries.

Of note, only Austria made a presentation of its idea and topic of the pavilion.