Legacy of EXPO
Sphere-shaped Nur Alem national pavilion, thematic pavilions, energy best practices area and a contemporary art center are once again opening their doors to give the public a look into the world of advanced green technologies. The ticket sales will begin tomorrow, November 14. The Nur Alem and pavilions entrance cost is 1500 tenge. Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, mothers with over five under-age children and kids below 6 years will have free access to all the facilities.
MARAT OMAROV, SENIOR STAFF, ASTANA EXPO 2017 NATIONAL COMPANY:
- We know that a lot of people didn’t have time to visit Nur Alem. In the last two days of the expo, we had large queues and a lot of people didn’t have time to visit the thematic pavilions. Therefore, the current content including our small surprises will pleasantly surprise Astana residents and guests.
The main surprise and the country's primary Christmas tree will be located in the Expo site. This year, the exhibition’s territory will be designed to host New Year's festivities. The ice town will move to the expo site, too. In addition, an ice skating rink with an area of 3500 square meters will be opened near the world's most famous sphere.
DAULET YERKIMBAYEV, SENIOR STAFF, ASTANA EXPO 2017 NATIONAL COMPANY:
- I want to assure you that it will have an unusual form. There are no such ice rinks in our country. Moreover, as part of the ice rink, the country’s primary Christmas tree will be located right on the expo’s territory. The ice rink entrance cost will be 1000 tenge per session.
The organizers are confident that EXPO 2017, which has become one of the most important projects of Kazakhstan, will serve as the New Year symbol, too.