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Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister Nurlan Kapparov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry to coordinate EXPO-2017

Ministry has to become one of the main player coordinating, identifying and attracting the interested parties into generation of suggestions for implementation the EXPO-2017 ideas: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry to coordinate EXPO-2017
Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau Vicente Loscertales. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Representatives of over 100 countries to visit Astana for EXPO-2017

It is hard to give the exact number of participating countries now, but the preliminary number is over 100 countries. I think this is a good number: Vicente Loscertales.

Representatives of over 100 countries to visit Astana for EXPO-2017
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Kazakhstan warned against mistakes in holding EXPO-2017

The team will have to be expanded at the following stages, but the key personnel has to remain: Vicente Loscertales

Kazakhstan warned against mistakes in holding EXPO-2017
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Kairat Kelimbetov assured of transparency in EXPO-2017 spendings

EXPO-2017 is a very good opportunity to motivate and be motivated for big changes in different areas: Kairat Kelimbetov.

Kairat Kelimbetov assured of transparency in EXPO-2017 spendings
Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau Vicente Loscertales. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Secretary General of International Exhibitions Bureau to visit Astana

Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau Vicente Loscertales will render a visit to Astana on January 15-17.

Secretary General of International Exhibitions Bureau to visit Astana
Kazakhstan to launch a State-run Company to manage EXPO-2017

The major goal of the planned company among other things would be regulation of the actual design and construction processes.

Kazakhstan to launch a State-run Company to manage EXPO-2017
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Nazarbayev dreams of a domed city for 10-15 thousand people

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev shared the plans of EXPO-2017 exhibition facilities construction.

Nazarbayev dreams of a domed city for 10-15 thousand people
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50 light rail trams to be launched in Astana before EXPO-2017

The plan is to construct 3 lines, 42 stops and launch around 50 trams: Alstom.

50 light rail trams to be launched in Astana before EXPO-2017
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Government to secure transparency of EXPO-2017 financing

Kazakhstan President instructed to properly manage the budget of EXPO-2017.

Government to secure transparency of EXPO-2017 financing
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EXPO-2017 facilities will be used along Olympic village principles

It is important to consider future use of EXPO-2017 facilities in Kazakhstan in advance: President Nazarbayev.

EXPO-2017 facilities will be used along Olympic village principles
Hu Jintao confident of EXPO-2017 sucess in Kazakhstan
Hu Jintao confident of EXPO-2017 sucess in Kazakhstan

Chairman of China Hu Jintao is confident that Kazakhstan will hold EXPO-2017 successfully and in a special way.

Hu Jintao confident of EXPO-2017 sucess in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan President instructed to improve cellular communications

If the cellular operators continue working as bad as they do now in Astana, we will disgrace ourselves: Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan President instructed to improve cellular communications
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The world will talk about Kazakhstan in nearest 5 years: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan President once again stressed the importance of holding EXPO-2017 during his meeting with Mayors and Governors of Kazakhstan.

The world will talk about Kazakhstan in nearest 5 years: Nazarbayev
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev instructs to create commission for EXPO-2017 preparation

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has issued a decree to form a State Commission on Preparation and Holding of EXPO-2017.

Nazarbayev instructs to create commission for EXPO-2017 preparation
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Nazarbayev summed up his French trip

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev stated that the work visit to France was important and successful.

Nazarbayev summed up his French trip
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Astana’s victory is a result of efforts of all Kazakhstan people: Nazarbayev

President congratulated all Kazakhstan people on Astana's victory in the bidding to host EXPO-2017.

Astana’s victory is a result of efforts of all Kazakhstan people: Nazarbayev
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PHOTO: Reception of International Exhibitions Bureau held in Paris

The International Exhibitions Bureau held a reception in Gabriel pavilion in Paris to celebrate Kazakhstan's victory.

PHOTO: Reception of International Exhibitions Bureau held in Paris
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of nazarbayev2011.kz
We achieved another big victory: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev commented Kazakhstan’s victory after results of the voting of the International Exhibitions Bureau were announced on November 22.

We achieved another big victory: Nazarbayev
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Astana wins bid to host 2017 International Expo

Kazakhstan is set to hold its first world fair after the Paris-based International Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on Thursday chose it to host the Expo 2017.

Astana wins bid to host 2017 International Expo
Astana has good chances to host EXPO-2017

Kazakhstan's Astana will most probably win the race to host EXPO-2017.

Astana has good chances to host EXPO-2017