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EXPO 2015 Pavilion Shows Agro Diversity, Promotes EXPO 2017
More than 140 countries, including Kazakhstan, will showcase their most cutting-edge technology related to guaranteeing healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone while respecting the planet and its equilibrium during the May 1-Oct. 31 EXPO Milano 2015.
The Italian government allocated more than 13 billion euros for the 1.1million square metre exhibition, which is expected to attract more than 20 million visitors. Those visitors will examine human history through the lens of two aspects of food production: traditional cultural values and the use of new technologies. The event is part of a cultural journey that aims to highlight the changes currently faced by the entire world population.
According to The Astana Times, the Kazakh pavilion at the expo, which occupies 2,000 square metres, demonstrates the country’s agricultural diversity by greeting guests with Kumys (camel’s milk). The most popular part of the display is a pool with sturgeon specially bred in Kazakhstan. Endangered species of fish, the problem of the Aral Sea and solutions to these issues are also presented. Using a brief tour, pavilion organisers managed to show the challenges faced by the country’s agricultural sector as well as highlight its wealth.
Another important task of the pavilion is to present Kazakhstan as the host of EXPO 2017. Considering the difficulties that Milan faced while preparing EXPO 2015, Kazakhstan will take this experience into account in arranging for next year’s exhibit in Astana and hold it at the highest level, said First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Rapil Zhoshybayev.
“The construction of the pavilion took almost one and a-half years, but we are glad, I think, that the Kazakh pavilion is one of the best in this exhibition. We used the latest technologies, which helped us to tell the whole history of Kazakhstan through its agricultural characteristics,” said pavilion executive director Robert Mueller.
“Kazakhstan’s pavilion at the exhibition EXPO 2015 did not disappoint. From the outside it looks very futuristic. Inside, it is also advanced. These sand shows about the history of Kazakhstan, the best samples presented of wheat and apples, interactive story of the Aral Sea and 4D show about contemporary Kazakhstan. New technologies are applied everywhere,” a popular blogger, former Vice-Minister of Agriculture Marat Tolibayev commented on his Facebook page.
“Young boys and girls – volunteers who welcomed visitors in several languages deserve special attention. Their faces were shining. In general, I want to thank everyone who represents Kazakhstan at the EXPO 2015 exhibition in Milan,” he added.
EXPO 2017 will be a three-month expo focusing on the theme of Future Energy in order to find sustainable energy solutions to meet growing global demand. Kazakhstan’s choice of the topic reflects the recognition by the country’s leaders and policymakers that even its vast reserves of natural energy resources are ultimately finite and that eventually the country, and the rest of the world, will have to make the transition to alternative energy sources and greener economies.
The event is expected to include representatives from approximately 100 countries and draw three to five million visitors, which would make it the largest international gathering of its kind Central Asia has seen.
“Traditionally, EXPO exhibitions have been held in Northeast Asia, Europe and North America,” said International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) Secretary General Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, as reported by Edgekz.com. “Holding an exhibition in the new (Central Asian) region, which is the bridge between East and West, in a young country which has developed very good relations with European and Middle Eastern countries and former Soviet republics, as well as with all countries of the Central Asian region, is an additional advantage which also strengthens the position of Astana,” he added.
Kazakhstan was awarded EPXO 2017 on Nov. 22, 2012 when the 103 of 156 BIE member nations voted hold the event in Astana.
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