ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
JSC National company 'Astana EXPO-2017' delegation made a working visit to the city of Bangalore, India. Representatives of the national company visited India International Travel Mart exhibition, where they presented the EXPO 2017 Astana complex of facilities to journalists and leading Indian travel agencies. Moreover, members of the delegation met with the Minister for Tourism & Sericulture Govt. of Karnataka, Sri. SA. RA. Mahesh; Minister of Skills Development & Vocational Training of Sri Lanka John Amarathunga and Minister (Commercial) of the Democratic Social republic of Sri Lanka Yasantha De Silva Yaddehi.
Astana EXPO exhibition has already become the new symbol of the Kazakh capital. The unique architectural site is attracting citizens of Kazakhstan as well as foreign visitors to the world's youngest capital city. For this reason, tourism development is among top-priority aspects in preservation of the exhibition's legacy.
During the presentation of opportunities offered by the facilities of EXPO 2017 legacy at India International Travel Mart, a compelling point was made regarding the potential for the development of tourism in Kazakhstan, its main attractive features both for tourists from all over the world and the business community.
A representative of JSC National company 'Astana EXPO-2017' noted that Kazakhstan is actively engaged in expanding its travel potential. Everyone now realizes that tourism plays enormous role for the country's economy and its image on global stage.
This visit followed previously established relationships between the two countries. In 2017, India was among the participants of the International Specialized Exposition EXPO 2017 held in Astana. Besides, in 2015, EXPO commissioner Rapil Zhoshibaev travelled to India with a working visit. The Kazakh delegation headed by Mr. Zhoshibaev discussed various issues related to cooperation in the spheres of tourism and commerce.
Currently, the complex of EXPO 2017 facilities is an architectural landmark and a symbol of Astana. The complex is developing comprehensively, being smoothly integrated into the city structure. On July 5, opening ceremony of the Astana International Financial Center took place on EXPO 2017 premises with the participation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. It will become the new business center of Astana, and will bring even more international companies to Kazakhstan. Other important projects implemented at EXPO 2017 facilities are the Astana Hub and the IT University, the Center for Green Technologies, a business center and the congress and exhibition venue. The complex is ready to host international events of any level and complexity.
SOURCE Astana EXPO-2017