EXPO Museum in Shanghai is ready to cooperate with the organizers of the Astana international fair. Moreover, the museum intends to include in its exposition innovations opened in Kazakhstan. The Deputy Director of the museum Zhenyu Yue believes that the decision to provide the main building of EXPO to the Astana financial center after its completion is one of the reasonable approaches.
Yu ZHENYU, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO MUSEUM:
Kazakhstan is the country for us, which still has a lot of secrets, and that we are anxious to see. I heard that a lot of tourists from China will visit the EXPO in Astana. Most importantly, it is necessary to conduct expanded exploratory trip for tourists from neighboring countries. In this regard, we are ready to render necessary assistance to Kazakh partners.
Exhibition EXPO 2010 Shanghai with the theme ‘Better City - Better Life’ had lasted for 184 days. Kazakhstan took part in in the fair with the theme ‘Astana – the heart of Eurasia’. In total, the exhibition had been attended by 198 countries and 27 international organizations.
Facilities for temporary and long-term use had been built for Shanghai Exhibition. Pavilions with rust metal will be demolished soon. The main building, which hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition, is now under repair. A large EXPO museum hall will be located there.
Yu QING, DEPUTY CHIEF, ASSOCIATION ON CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SHANGHAI EXHIBITION:
We will put into operation the building before the end of this year. Visitors will once again see the EXPO 2010. And also we are planning to place the exhibits that will be well received in the EXPO-2017 in Astana.
Shanghai administration had already turned small EXPO facilities into a place of recreation and entertainment. Especially it is active in the evening, when tourists gather here.
Gong MEIZE, RESIDENT OF SHANGHAI:
Now there are shopping centers, a cinema, and cafe. At the weekend people visit this place. There is everything necessary. On our right, there is a Chinese EXPO Hall, which has now become a cultural center.