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The National Company Astana EXPO-2017 congratulates Dubai on its winning bid for EXPO-2020

: Sunday, December 08 - 2013 @ 05:26

The National Company Astana EXPO-2017, which is hosting EXPO in 2017 devoted to the theme of ‘Future Energy’, passes its warmest congratulations to Dubai, UAE for its successful bid for EXPO-2020.

It is no coincidence that one of the Dubai-2020 core themes is Sustainability – lasting sources of water and energy. The way the world sources its energy in centuries to come will be a key theme both in 2017 and 2020. Future energy is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. Kazakhstan is proud to be among the nations at the forefront of increasing awareness on the topic and leading through action, as its Green Economy programme demonstrates. As we develop our plans for EXPO 2017 we look forward to collaborating with Dubai in many constructive ways, both before and after 2017.

Only by a concerted effort to increase awareness and catalyse technological and policy advancement on a global scale can a true transformation in energy be achieved.

“Astana EXPO-2017 – Future Energy, will be a major catalyst for collaboration in the area of the development of sustainable energy. We look forward to working together with Dubai on building further this core theme in World Expo 2020. Progress is one of the core values of the BIE (Bureau of International Expositions),” said Talgat Yermegiyaev, Chairman of the National Company Astana-2017.

Key points for Journalists:
- EXPO-2017 expects to host 100 countries and 5 million visits during June to September 2017.
- After 2017 the 174 hectare EXPO site will become a new real estate development in Astana, the young capital of a young nation, Kazakhstan. After the EXPO, the site will host R&D facilities for new energy, business incubators, university facilities and cultural centres.
- Astana Expo 2017 – Future Energy, will provide an important international platform for the global debate on sustainability and a showcase for innovation in new energy sectors. Astana will become a meeting point for the world to share innovations, best practices and reach agreements in the sphere of energy.
- EXPO-2017 is expected to open the Central Asia region to the world and increase business and investment opportunities especially in the new energy sectors. Through its Green Economy programme enacted in 2013 Kazakhstan is fully committed a transformation to greener, more sustainable forms of energy.

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