07 October 2013, 16:31
Construction of EXPO town in Astana is slated to begin in Apr 2014
ASTANA. October 7. KAZINFORM The construction of the EXPO town in Astana is set to begin in April 2014.
Nurlan Kapparov, the Minister of Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan, told a weekly briefing of the Central Communications Service (CCS) Monday.
Minister Kapparov reminded that 49 companies from across the globe, including 20 companies from Kazakhstan, entered a contest for the best design project of the EXPO-2017 town.
"After the results are announced, we will draft the feasibility report. This work is likely to be done by yearend. We hope that the construction works at the EXPO area in Astana will commence in April 2014," he concluded.
UNESCO: Kazakhstan is one of the leaders of inter-cultural and interfaith dialogue
ASTANA. KAZINFORM "Kazakhstan has a key role to play in ensuring strategic structure for the international community to promote inter-cultural and interfaith dialogue," Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information of UNESCO, said today addressing the first international meeting of the National Commissions for UNESCO in Astana.
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