Today, opening of the EXPO Tourist Area has been held attended by the RK Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintaev and Astana EXPO-2017 National Company Chairman of Board Akhmetzhan Yessimov.
On November 11, 12 and 13, under the Open Doors Days, the citizens and guests of Astana may visit the Nur Alem Pavilion with its Museum of the Future, Thematic Pavilions, Best Practice Area, Congress Center, Hall of Energy and Art Center.It is these facilities which will be the base of the opened tourist complex and they will operate to the full extent.
“Our President’s idea was to aim the Exhibition at the long term prospect. It is the investment into the future and direction to development of human capital. The developed concept of the post-exhibit use approved by our President is clear confirmation of this,” said Akhmetzhan Yessimov.
At the two thematic pavilions, visitors may see practical application of new technologies saving energy and allowing creation of an energy efficient city of the future. At the Best Practice Area, the 24 world’s leading projects in renewable energy sources from 13 countries are presented. The Art Center will continue operation as a center of global art and also educational center for the youngest guests.
Akhmetzhan Yessimov particularly dwelled on the Nur Alem facility being the most popular at EXPO-2017. During the Exhibition, it was visited by 1 M 300 K people. Now, it will operate as the Museum of Future Energy and acquaint visitors with various sources of renewable energy and new achievements if the field.
“I am positive that our Nur Alem will become such a significant facility as Eiffel’s Tower in Paris and Atomium in Brussels,” stressed Akhmetzhan Yessimov.
It is worth remarking that admittance to the Exhibition area will be free of charge and executed through the former entrance units: the North, South, West and East ones. Visitors only have to purchase entrance tickets at KZT 1,500 allowing visiting the Nur Alem Pavilion, two thematic pavilion and Best Practice Area. Tickets are available for purchase at the EXPO-2017 ticket booths, and also on the EXPO-2017 official website and that of the ticket operator: kassir.kz. Privileges have been provided for certain categories of Kazakhstani citizens.
Along with that, the main X-mas Tree of the country will be located this year at the foot of the Sphere in the Exhibition area. To the same area in the place of former Amphitheater, the traditional ice village will be moved of the over 3.5 K square meters area which earlier was located beside the Khan Shatyr Shopping Center. The ice rink attendance price is KZT 1 K per séance.
For pleasurers, the 23 well-loved during the Exhibition public catering points will open their doors, and an underground parking lot will operate of 1 K car bays with the first three parking hours completely free of charge.
Astana EXPO-2017 National Company Public Relations Department