At the meeting on the holding of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017, as well as the development of the capital of Kazakhstan, akim of Astana, Asset Issekeshev said that all the preparatory activities are held on schedule, Today.kz reports.
"In general, the city is ready to receive and accommodate more than two million tourists.The total number of rooms is 35 thousand beds. A reservation department has been established under the Akimat, that separately works with regions. It has already been worked out with 10 regions, 11 dormitories have been booked for schoolchildren, the akim said.
In addition, the mayor told about the solution of the food supply issue.
"We expect that the food consumption will grow by 20-30 percent in these three months and will amount to 160,000 tons.The storage capacities are sufficient, we have approved the schedule of fairs from the regions. On 30 product names for which there is a risk of deficit and increase in cost, we have made a special program with banks, trade enterprises, we will also ensure the stable availability of these products,” Issekeshev reported.
According to preliminary estimates, during the exhibition in public catering facilities 110 thousand seats are needed.
"At present, we have 850 food outlets, 116 thousand places have been provided, this need is also solved." In the last year the emphasis was made on the development of different cuisines - Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, Russian, for different types of tourists,” the akim said.
Issekeshev also noted that the new airport terminal and the railway station will be put into operation on time. Specially for the event was created "Astana-taxi" service. There are about six thousand places on the territory of the exhibition complex. In addition, in the nearest availability from EXPO 2017 have been prepared another six thousand parking spaces.
Let us remind, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at the meeting on socio-economic development of Astana and the preparations for the international specialized exhibition EXPO 2017 identified a number of issues related to the preparation for the event.
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