EXPO 2017: national days of Senegal, Marshall Islands, Saudi Arabia
Senegal is striving to join the list of developed countries before 2035. The state’s leadership intends to achieve this goal by implementing its own economic plan. It includes expansion of production, development of infrastructure and agriculture. At EXPO 2017, the country expects to attract potential investors. Three large solar power plants and two wind farms operate in Senegal.
SERIK KARABEKOV, HONORARY CONSUL OF SENEGAL IN KAZAKHSTAN:
- Senegal has come with a group of businessmen who show their production and what Senegal’s population is doing. The Senegal state company like the Damu in Kazakhstan is ready to establish cooperation with our entrepreneurs and is interested in our investors in trade expansion and economic ties. Negotiations are currently under way in trade and economy as well as in politics, in medicine, agriculture, and machine building.
The primary source of energy of a small state in the Marshall Islands is the sun. The country began to actively develop its renewables in 2008. The state intends to declare the 100% transition to renewables in the near future. The exhibition of Marshall Islands is located in the Pacific Ocean Plaza, where 11different states are represented.
AIDA TOKTASYNOVA, STAFF:
- Unfortunately, the Marshall Islands couldn’t bring with them new technologies, because this country isn’t very well developed, but they use solar panels. The state also brought a lot of jewelry and traditional things.
The Republic of Fiji is another island state with the pavilion of no more than 18 square meters. However, it fully reflects main directions of the country’s economic development. First of all, it is about fishing and forestry. Today, Fiji archipelago actively uses alternative sources of energy. Solar panels are installed in every hospital and school.
FAIYAZ SIDDIQ KOYA, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, TRADE AND TOURISM, FIJI:
- We started the relationship just a little while ago. It is wonderful opportunity for cooperation between Kazakhstan and Fiji especially because of climate changes which are we both share and bear and prime minister made very clear yesterday. As you can see from background, renewable energy is the most important thing to us. So the cooperation that exists with Kazakhstan is very important to us.
The future technologies help to desalinate sea water in Saudi Arabia. The country has no permanent rivers and almost all the territory is occupied by desert. The Saudi Arabia representatives showed their works to the exhibition guests. Recently, Saudi Arabia has had a demographic rise, so the country is heavily investing in education and science.
HASHIM ABDULLAH YAMANI, PRESIDENT, KACARE:
- Different types of energy are becoming the main engine of economic development throughout the world. We must unite to preserve this energy in ways so there will be no harm to the environment.
The Saudi Arabia national pavilion consists of three parts which, according to authors, embody the time enclosed in the ring. The first hall demonstrates the country’s past, culture and traditions. The second hall has multimedia screens, where Saudi Arabia showcases its achievements. However, the most interesting one is the future technology presented in the last hall. Many technologies will be useful in arid countries, where water supplies are essential and challenging.
SANZHAR ASYLBEKULY, GUIDE:
- The Smart reactor was created in partnership with South Korea. It can not only process energy but also desalinate up to 40,000 tonnes of water per day and it doesn’t take up much space. Most cities in Saudi Arabia are small and this why the technology fits perfectly.
Saudi Arabia uses all types of renewables. Even the flow of sea water is used to generate electricity. This installation monitors solar movement. Sensors automatically adjust cells to solar phase. The country not only produces energy, but also consumes it carefully. For example such lamps scatter light by helping to illuminate large areas. In the future, Saudi Arabia plans to move away from oil production and fully provide at the expense of green technology.