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The XXX Plenary Session of the Foreign Investors’ Council was held on EXPO territory

23 June

The XXX Plenary Session of the Foreign Investors’ Council was held in Astana on the territory of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. The meeting was attended by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, reports EXPO2017.com website with reference to the press service of Akorda.

Addressing the meeting, the Kazakh leader said that the world is actively seeking new sources of energy and is on the verge of technological breakthroughs.

"The ideology of holding EXPO 2017 in Astana this year is to unite the efforts of states aimed at the development of clean energy," said the President of Kazakhstan, calling as the most acceptable for the republic a mixed system of energy production. - It implies the development of energy from traditional sources with parallel development of renewable energy. We have enormous potential for renewable energy sources.Wind power is estimated at 920 billion kilowatt hours per year. The country’s hydro potential is 62 billion kilowatt hours. The potential of solar energy reaches 2.5 billion kilowatt hours per year. “

At the same time, Nazarbayev noted that an International Centre for the Development of “Green” Technologies and Investment Projects “Future Energy" is being established on the basis of Astana EXPO.

In addition, the Kazakh leader pointed to the need to continue working to improve the business climate, the development of "green" finance, technologies using rare earth metals.

The President of Kazakhstan stressed the importance of building up own scientific and technological capacity and paid particular attention to the issue of further development of the RES sector.

In conclusion, Nazarbayev, wishing success to all, noted that the long-term work of the Council deserves high praise, and all proposals voiced at the meeting will be considered by the government of Kazakhstan and taken into account in further work.


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