Multiplicative effect by EXPO 2017
According to scientists of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies, EXPO 2017 made a powerful multiplicative effect on the development of the country’s entire economy. The university experts presented nine breakthrough projects at the exhibition which are introduced in production today. The exhibition influenced the tourism industry, too. During EXPO 2017, approximately 5.5 million people visited Astana and other regions of Kazakhstan.
YURI BULUKTAYEV, CHIEF RESEARCHER, KAZAKHSTAN INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES:
- The exhibition has fulfilled its mission in terms of event marketing tourism. during exhibition the program for development of tourism industry was renewed and extended until 2023. Secondly, there are a number of projects related to development of inbound and domestic tourism. Before this, approximately 85% of the country’s travel companies worked for outbound tourism. Tour operators have become interested.
Owing to the exhibition’s influence, Kazakhstan’s regions got a powerful impetus for development of green technologies. The Pavlodar region is planning to implement more than 20 projects, which were presented at EXPO 2017. One of them is the Polish technology for producing blue coal, which gives more heat with less carbon dioxide emissions. According to the region's leadership, the Uspenskiy district is going to launch German wind turbines with a capacity of 1 megawatt.
BULAT BAKAUOV, GOVERNOR OF PAVLODAR REGION:
- There is a large consumption of electrical energy. Some projects consume up to one gigawatt of electricity. The most favorable conditions are given in the Pavlodar region based on the Yekibastuz industrial zone. We are ready to consider to build a farm here, but our investors are asking for preferences. We submitted these preferences to the Minister of Energy. When we get the full package of documents, we will take this topic to the level of the government.
The Karagandy region is implementing innovative projects proposed at the expo. More than 30 green technologies are being introduced. Large mining and industrial companies, as well as the region’s utilities enterprises are ready for the implementation of green technologies.
GALYMZHAN ZHUMSULTANOV, HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL-INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT:
- Let's assume that additional electric power and gas are obtained by waste processing. It is production of cheap electricity without any financial input.
The Kostanai region’s livestock keepers are using alternative energy sources in farming. Owing to installed solar batteries the farm of the Karabalyk region is saving up about 60 million tenge in the electricity construction. The work of substations is checked in daily basis. Solar panels are installed in three sites of the farm.
ANDREI MATVEYEV, FARMER:
- Every panel collects up to 160 watt of solar power. This power is collected in accumulators.
Part of the energy goes to “feed” the fence, which reserves 6,500 hectares of pasture. More than 300 kilometers of wire are under low voltage.
The motion sensor triggers when a cattle approaches. Owing to this a drinking bowl is filled automaticly. Pumps that accumulate water from the well, also works thanks to accumulated solar energy. Hundreds of watering places are working this way in the pastures.
NURBULAT KUTKUZHAYEV, FARMER:
- Construction of the 1 kilometer electric wire supply with a transformer station costs about one million tenge. We saved investment costs of 15-20 million tenge for each solar panel.
Thanks to EXPO 2017, Kazakhstan’s regions were able to apply the most advanced and innovative developments in all industries of economy.