Kazakhstan’s costs for EXPO-2017 may reach $1.5 bln
Kazakhstan, Astana, March 12 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakhstan's costs to hold the EXPO-2017 exhibition may reach $1.5 billion, Foreign Ministry official Rapil Zhoshybayev told media today.
"The project is included in Astana's development plan," he said. "The project cost is estimated at $1.5 billion."
He said Kazakhstan became the first Central Asian country that has applied to host the EXPO exhibition.
"As the exhibition will be held only three summer months in 2017, the main requirement of the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Burea is to use the constructed areas after the exhibition,' he said. "We are ready to present our plans to the Commission which arrived in Astana."
He said up to 5 million guests are expected to arrive in Astana for the EXPO exhibition.
"The land plot with the area of 120 hectares outside the country has been allotted for the exhibition facilities, near the Metropolitan Golf Club," he said.