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President Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov

January 16, 2013


Nurlan Kapparov reported to the President on the main approaches and proposals for the organization concept of the EXPO-2017 international fair in Astana.

The President highlighted the importance of the elaboration of a unified concept of organization and running the popular international exhibition.

According to the Minister, all facilities of “green economy” will be constructed at the territory allocated for running of the exhibition, such as smart grids, buildings with renewable energy sources, electric cars and other important elements that meet the theme “Future Energy”, and then a full effect of using “green” energy technologies will be taken.

The President emphasized that the Ministry should become one of the main state bodies for the coordination, determination and involvement of all parties to elaborate concrete proposals on the implementation of the ideas of EXPO-2017.

“The construction of this unique hi-tech project is a good opportunity to make a breakthrough in the technological development of the country. The territory of the world exhibition will become a platform of achievements of the whole Kazakhstan,” Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed.

At the end of the meeting, the head of state instructed the Minister to continue the work and introduce further proposals for the concept of running the international exhibition in Astana.

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