Astana, Kazakhstan, March 4
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The construction of the EXPO- 2017 exhibition complex will start in Astana in May 2014, deputy chairman of the board of 'Astana EXPO 2017' national company Bekzhan Kulbayev said at a briefing in Astana on March 4.
"Construction will probably begin in May 2014," he said. "Primarily, the pavilion 'Kazakhstan, Astana' will be created in the form of a sphere with a diameter of 80 metres."
The Astana EXPO -2017 national company is finalising a feasibility study of the project," he said.
"Moreover, the market of alternative energy sources has been analysed," he said. "Calculations for their use on the construction site were conducted. Information on the 'Smart City Astana' programme was examined."
"About 20,000 workers will be involved in the construction of facilities for EXPO- 2017," he said. "We will try and ensure more Kazakh people are involved in the operations. Approximately, there should be a 70 percent ratio."
It was previously reported that the Kazakh president approved the concept of the EXPO- 2017 architectural complex on February 28, 2014.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM