Imangali Tasmagambetov held a meeting on preparation and holding of EXPO-2017
The meeting was attended by mayorof Astana Asset Issekeshev, Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly and First Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC “NC” Astana EXPO-2017 “Marat Omarov.
Speaking about the importance of the exhibition in Astana, I. Tasmagambetov stressed once again that the organization and holding of the EXPO-2017 should demonstrate all the achievements of independent Kazakhstan and capital image. In this connection, it is necessary to ensure the availability of capital infrastructure for holding the event and receiving guests, and to take all measures to ensure the most comfortable, safe and interesting stay of participants and visitors.
“Ministry of Culture and Sport, Astana mayor’s office and JSC” NC “Astana EXPO-2017″ should strengthen coordinated work on the formation of the cultural program during the exhibition, as well as ensure compliance with organizational issues for the stay of delegations and guests in order to comply with the instructions of the Head of State,” I. Tasmagambetov noted.
It should be reminded that Ministry of Culture and Sports , Astana mayor’s office, JSC “NC” Astana EXPO-2017 “developed a special comprehensive program. It provides cultural events of different genre – demonstration of the Kazakh traditional art, theater and entertainment events, international projects, exhibitions, sports and educational-themed events.
Deputy Prime Minister emphasized that the city authorities’ task is to provide the service at a high level. Serious approach to organizational moments requires the issue of functioning of transport infrastructure of EXPO facilities and Astana city as a whole. Particular attention should be paid to the improvement of transport and logistics systems, optimization of route network of public transport, the introduction of new traffic management systems.
In this regard, Deputy Prime Minister was given a number of relevant instructions during the meeting. Thus, mayor of Astana city together with the working staff should study in detail the engineering and transport infrastructure of the capital, namely to calculate acceptable options on the modeling of traffic flows on roads, to work out logistical issues for the stay of the guests and the security of their residence, and ensure that cultural activities at the highest level.
It is obvious that the event of this scale will provide a major new impetus to the development of small and medium-sized businesses and the development of new technologies. The exhibition will attract significant private investment in the construction of exhibition facilities and infrastructure of the capital. At the same time, EXPO 2017 is an image project to improve the tourist attractiveness of the country, which will enable it to provide long-term socio-economic benefits.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan