14 September, 2017

Nursultan Nazarbayev: The money spent at EXPO-2017 has already paid off

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Today President Nazarbayev held a press conference with domestic and foreign journalists. During the conference, one of the journalists asked about expenditures of EXPO-2017.

Holding an international exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana has already paid off, said Nursultan Nazarbayev at a press conference in Akorda.

"The money that has been spent has already returned due to attendance and at the expense of tourists who filled all Astana hotels, restaurants, concert halls. The business got a boost and revenues to the budget of Astana increased, businesspersons earned money. 1,400 companies participated in the construction and it gave multiplicative effect. I think that it was a good event from all sides. People have earned money, the budget has received its own money" said the President.

The head of state noted that Kazakhstan built a whole district in a very short time to hold this international fair.

To recall, on September 10, the exhibition EXPO-2017 was completed. More than 115 countries and 22 international organizations took part in this event. The total number of visitors to the exhibition in Astana was 3 977 545 people.

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