President of Kazakhstan bans sale of land around Astana in connection with EXPO - 2017
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 7 /Trend D. Mukhtarov/
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has imposed a ban on the sale of land around Astana in connection with the International Exhibition EXPO - 2017 in the capital city.
"It is necessary to prohibit the provision of land around Astana and region. An agricultural land should be used for their intended purposes," Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a meeting of the State Commission on the organization and conduct of the Astana International specialized exhibition EXPO - 2017.
Such a ban is imposed in connection with plans for the construction of new facilities to be opened in Astana to EXPO - 2017. The Kazakh President noted that a great responsibility in the organization of the exhibition lies on Akimat (Mayor) of the city, which should already start work on the implementation of the commitment taken by Kazakhstan on infrastructure projects. Among them - the railway station, light rail, airport, and so on.
"We need to review the development plan of the city, given that we plan to take about five million visitors. Infrastructure development should be aimed at the reception of a significant number of participants at the appropriate level, "- said the president.
He noted that it is necessary to start Expo City construction, which will meet all modern requirements and standards of accommodation and comfort.
"It is also important to think about the construction of a unique architectural structure, which will be not only a symbol of EXPO - 2017, but also will enter the world's treasury of architecture. Moreover, the construction of new communications and management should be based on the principle of" smart city," the Head of the State said.
Astana is chosen as a venue for the international exhibition EXPO in 2017. Kazakhstan has proposed the theme Energy for the future for the organization of EXPO-2017 in Astana. It is aimed at finding ways for qualitative changes in the energy sector, including, above all, the development of alternative sources of energy and new ways of its transportation.