ЕХРО 2017: NATIONAL DAYS OF SLOVAKIA AND SOUTH KOREA
Slovakia hosted its national day at EXPO 2017. The country is famous for its tourist routes, magnificent landscapes and national folklore. 80 best artists of the Archer ensemble performed at EXPO 2017. A special suit was sewn for every dance. Hospitable energy of Slovaks is felt in every dance movement and sound of national instruments.
Fabulous landscapes of Slovakia are showcased inside the pavilion. The pavilion gives more opportunities to learn about this country. Different kinds of pottery and the game on the national Slovak instrument fuyare from the UNESCO heritage list can be found inside the pavilion. The share of alternative energy sources in Slovakia reaches 14%. However, the goal of the government is to bring this figure to 30 by 2030. Slovakia is betting on smart technology, too.
FILIP URBAN, PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION FOR THE USE OF RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE SOURCES, SLOVAKIA:
- Slovakia has resources from biomass only. For example, the resources are taken from plants, from grain and from grasses. There is no fuel. We need to build smart homes that use and make good energy management in their own homes.
The South African Republic celebrated its national day at the EXPO town, too. South Africa doesn’t have its own pavilion. The achievements of this country in the field of renewables are presented at the stand of the large Africa Plaza. In addition to South Africa, other states of the continent are represented. Spokespersons of the South African Republic showcased an international project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project at the exhibition. In general, the country actively uses and develops solar energy.
LORENZO ROMEO RAINARD, PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST, DELEGATION OF SOUTH AFRICA:
- We’ve got lots of sunshine. So we use that optimally to the use of solar energy. There are lots of technological developments in the area of solar energy. The other benefit that we have is minerals. So, we have been using our mineral rich resources to develop technology.
South Korean delegation brought green energy nano-technologies from Jeju Province to Astana EXPO 2017. South Korea’s "Concept of a smart energy micronet" consists of three main components. This is the use of solar resources, energy saving and heating systems. The latter is regulated by the "smart house" system. Over 100,000 people have visited Korean pavilion. A concert and an energy forum with the participation of Kazakhstani specialists were held as part of the national day of South Korea.
SANOP KAN, MEMBER OF DELEGATION, CONSULATE GENERAL OF SOUTH KOREA:
- I think that we will be able to jointly discuss ways of cooperation and development in the field of green energy, and exchange experience. I think the discussion of the topic "The vision of the Kazakh-Korean future energy in new climate system” will be fruitful.