EXPO 2017: NATIONAL DAYS OF KYRGYZSTAN AND GUATEMALA
Kyrgyzstan is the third CIS country in terms of hydropower potential. A number of European countries are ready to invest in the energy industry of Kyrgyzstan. Austria, Czech Republic and Poland are planning to build new hydropower stations there. There are 13 hydropower stations in Kyrgyzstan. The country’s potential allows for construction of hundreds more. The gross potential of renewable energy use in the country might cover up to 50% of energy needs. This was reported by members of the delegation of Kyrgyzstan at Astana EXPO 2017 during the celebration of their national day.
MARAT SHARSHEKEYEV, PRESIDENT, TRADE CHAMBER OF KYRGYZSTAN:
- One of the spheres is green energy. In general, energy development was presented very well here. Our Ministers have done a good job. There are many potential partners. They want to build small hydropower stations. Poland and other European countries are interested as well
Guatemala marked its national day at EXPO 2017. The international exhibition is very important for Guatemala that generates two thirds of energy from renewables. Hydropower makes up 57% of renewables; they also use the energy of the sun, wind and biomass. Guatemala showcased new technologies, presented its culture and history at Latin America Plaza pavilion.
ALEKSEY TSOY, KAZAKH VICE MINISTER OF HEALTH:
- Kazakhstan and Guatemala established diplomatic relations in September 2011. Kazakhstan is interested in expansion of not only political, economic and cultural cooperation but also in the sphere of healthcare, in particular on issues of public health services, rehabilitation treatment and medical tourism.
The Republic of Honduras also celebrated its national day at EXPO 2017. This country is becoming the center of logistics in the heart of Central America. This was reported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Honduras. Italy also marked its national day. The ensemble of one of the most famous trumpeters Nello Salza performed on stage.
Italy showcased green technology developments in its pavilion. The country is implementing a large scale energy project. 25 wind, photovoltaic and geothermal installations will be built in Calabria, Lombardy, on the island of Sicily and other settlements.