Kazakhstan city refuses to participate in food fairs within the framework of EXPO

16 May

The issues of food provision for the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 were discussed in the East Kazakhstan region,. All regions of the region agreed to participate in food fairs except the city of Ridder, KazTAG reports.

Ridder administration applied to the regional akimat with the request to exclude the city from the list of participants of food fairs.

"Today, all regions of the Eastern Kazakhstan have approved their participation in the exhibition except the city of Ridder. They  asked to exclude them from participating in the fairs since they are not able to provide the requested 1.5 tons of dairy products, 3 tons of honey and 8 tons of potatoes and vegetables. This issue is being resolved at the level of the regional akimat", - the source said.

According to previously approved agreements, East Kazakhstan region should provide 6.4 thousand tons of food products for the time of the exhibition.

"Three agricultural fairs will be held by our region in Astana, the first one is on July 1-2, the second one is on August 12-13 and the final one is on September 9-10", - said Arman Turysbekov, acting head of the agriculture department of the East Kazakhstan region.

Let us remind that during a meeting in Akorda on April 21 on the holding of EXPO 2017 akim of Astana Aset Isekeshev said about the risk of shortage and rise in price of products in the capital of Kazakhstan during the world specialized exhibition.

Later it became known that Astana will hold agricultural fairs to provide food during the EXPO. They will be held in the parking areas of the sports complex "Kazakhstan" and the transport and logistics center "Alay".

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