President: EXPO-2017 in Astana must turn us from a nation in transition to a nation of the third industrial revolution
Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan.16 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
EXPO-2017 International Exhibition in Astana must transform Kazakhstan from a nation in transition to a nation of the third industrial revolution, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said during his speech at a meeting in Akorda with the Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, head of the presidential administration, Karim Massimov and first deputy chairman of the People's Democratic Party "Nur Otan" Bakytzhan Sagintayeva on Wednesday.
"It is important to turn EXPO-2017 into a catalyst for motion into the third industrial revolution, which embodies an alternative economy, the creation of appropriate high-tech materials, renewable energy, the training of personnel and other issues", Nazarbayev said.
Earlier, the Kazakh Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov reported to President Nursultan Nazarbayev his main approaches and proposals for the organization concept behind EXPO-2017 in Astana.
"The Minister of the Environment proposed green infrastructure for the exhibition site such as smart networks, buildings with renewable energy, electric vehicles and all other materials relevant to the theme "Energy of the Future".
According to the President, implementation of such a unique high-tech project is a good opportunity to make a great leap in the country's technological development.
"The grounds for the 2017 World Expo will be a platform upon which Kazakhstan can display its achievements", Nazarbayev said.
Following his meeting with the Minister of the Environment, the President ordered the continuation of work towards these goals and the offering of further proposals for a concept of organization of EXPO-2017 in Astana.