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Kazakhstan boosts funding for Expo-2017 complex

13 Nov 14 The government of Kazakhstan has awarded an additional KZT40bn (£138m) for the continued construction of the Expo-2017 complex as part of a major funding boost for infrastructure.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced that a plan for infrastructure development is the core of the new economic policy of the country through schemes including highway construction, tourism and the Expo-2017 international exhibition.

Additional financing has been set aside for construction of the Expo-2017 complex construction. The president has instructed the allocation of KZT40bn in addition to the KZT25bn already directed to the scheme.

The capital city of Astana increases the construction pace in anticipation of the international exhibition, which features specialised topics ‘Energy of the Future’ and ‘Energy Efficient Lifestyle’.

The specially created Astana EXPO-2017 National Company is planning to launch new types of transport in the capital, including high-speed buses, a new railway station and airport. In addition, there will be new buildings and others will be renovated.

The exhibition will be held in Astana from 10 June to 10 September 2017. It is expected to attract attendees from 100 countries with about five million visits to the exhibition.

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