Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to attract 147 million euros sponsorship funds for organizing the EXPO 2017 exhibition in Astana, says Akhmetzhan Yessimov, head of the board of the Astana EXPO 2017 company.
He made the remarks during a meeting of the EXPO 2017 public council on May 16, read a message from the press service of the Astana EXPO 2017.
Yessimov noted that to date the Kazakh and foreign companies have signed 100 million euros worth agreements and memorandums. Moreover, the investments worth 244 billion tenges (329.11 tenges = $1) have been raised, he added.
To date, 84 countries and 14 international organizations have approved their participation in the exhibition, according to Yessimov.
EXPO will be held in Kazakhstan for the first time in 2017. The event will last from June 10 until Sept. 10.
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