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Head of EXPO urged akims to use only propaganda to promote the exhibition - Media

28 April

At the office of JSC "NC" “Astana EXPO-2017” with the participation of the Chairman of the board of the national company Akhmetzhan Yessimov and akims of Astana, Almaty and regions was held a meeting on cooperation with the regions to promote the world specialized exhibition, “Kazinform” reports.

According to the edition, the akims thoroughly acquainted with the objects of the exhibition, the content of the pavilions, the ticket program and its conditions, as well as its business and cultural and entertainment program. Yessimov reminded meeting participants that EXPO 2017 is a project of the Head of State, and it is important for Akimats to get the idea of the exhibition across to the people and explain the effect for the country's economy on its conduct.

"Last week there was a meeting chaired by the President of Kazakhstan, where he gave a high assessment of the readiness level for the exhibition. Our task now is to make joint efforts for the event to be held at the highest level, a month and a half before the start of EXPO 2017," Yessimov said.

Now almost all participating countries have began filling in their pavilions. There is an active promotion of the exhibition in the regions and abroad.

"In this regard, the head of the national company said that on the ground it is necessary to promote the forthcoming unique event exclusively through propaganda methods," report says.

Let us remind that the reports of forced sale of tickets for the international specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 periodically appear in the media. The teachers of rural schools in the East Kazakhstan region complained, one of them said  that he was directly told: “Whether you go or not, but you will buy a ticket.” In the Akimat of the East Kazakhstan region responded to the charges of compulsory sale of the tickets for the international specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. As noted in the state institution, the residents of the region buy tickets for the forthcoming event at their own will.

Commenting on this information in JSC "NC" “Astana EXPO-2017” stressed that the facts of forced sale of tickets for the exhibition are illegal and claimed that since the beginning of the year the organizers of EXPO 2017 have registered more than 20 such cases and said that all complaints about such violations can be forward to a single WhatsApp phone number  +7 702 332 65 21. However later it turned out that the indicated phone number doesn't work.

Later, the reports of forced sale of tickets for the exhibition came in from Karaganda region, where teachers of the mining town of Saran have addressed to mass media with complaints, as well as from rural teachers of Kostanay region, where akim of one of the districts was even pleased with persecution of such teachers.The complaints of coercion into buying tickets were also reported by doctors, but the Minister of Health of Kazakhstan Elzhan Birtanov claims that there were no corresponding orders. In addition, it became known from the documents at the disposal of journalists about the plans of Akimat of the West Kazakhstan region to send more than 60 thousand people to EXPO - later these intentions were officially confirmed by the region authorities. It also became known that the authorities of the Mangistau region plan to send almost 900 people to the exhibition daily, and the akim of the region Eraly Tugzhanov stated that he does not accept excuses on this issue.

Chairman of the Board of JSC "NC" “Astana Expo-2017” Akhmetzhan Yessimov, commenting on this information, stated that the forced sale of tickets for the exhibition is inadmissible. Complaints were also commented in the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption. The Deputy Chairman of the agency Alik Shpekbayev stated that there is no obligation to purchase the tickets for this event and asked to report all violations to the same phone number as was indicated by the organizers of the exhibition.

The sale of the tickets even became a topic of a heated discussion in the social networks.

However, there are also people who, according to the media, are ready to provide EXPO tickets for those in need. For example, Rakhim Tanirbergenov, a deputy of Maslikhat of the South-Kazakhstan region, bought 500 tickets for a world specialized exhibition, spending a total of about 2 million tenge.

Astana EXPO 2017 ticket offices are open in all regions of Kazakhstan, as well as in seven largest cities of Russia. In addition, the organizers announced the release  of VIP tickets made from felt, and also talked about the plans for the introduction of season tickets. How to purchase a ticket to the exhibition you can find out by clicking on the link.

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