Less than 38 days are left for this year's main event for Kazakhstan, the international specialized exposition Astana EXPO 2017. The exhibition is expected to be visited by almost two million people, 15% of them will be foreign visitors. Kazakhstan introduced a 30 days visa free entry for 45 countries. 115 countries and 21 international organizations confirmed their participation in the expo. Astana airport will operate on open sky mode for visitors' convenience.

 

YERBOL SHORMANOV, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, ASTANA EXPO 2017:

 - The capital city’s airport will work on an open sky mode, allowing up to 7 flights per week. New direct flights from Warsaw, Budapest, Helsinki and others have been launched officially.

More that one million Expo tickets have been sold so far. 93,000 of them have been sold as part of the agreements between the organizers and tour operators.

 

YERBOL SHORMANOV, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, ASTANA EXPO 2017:

 - We believe that this is a quite big figure for such short period of time. It shows great interest to the upcoming exhibition. We hope it will grow more.

 

The participating countries are decorating their pavilions. South Korea presented the content of its pavilion. It symbolizes friendly relations between the two countries and showcases the most advanced technologies. This was stated by the President of the Korean Agency for Trade and Investment Promotion Kim Jae Hong at a meeting with the Chairman of the National Company "Astana EXPO 2017" Akhmetzhan Yessimov. More than 50% of the Korean pavilion has already been filled with content. The pavilion will open on June 11th. The best artists will perform as part of the country’s cultural program. South Korea will organize nearly 400 events during the international exhibition.

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