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Construction of Latvian pavilion for Astana Expo 2017 begins in Kazakhstan

BC, Riga, 12.04.2017.Print version
Construction of the Latvian pavilion for Astana Expo 2017, an international trade fair to be held in the Kazakh capital this year, will begin this week, Janis Endzins, the board chairman of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said at the meeting of the Latvian Ports, Transit and Logistics Council today.

The pavilion will be built by Kazakh companies but when equipment is delivered to Astana in late April, it will be assembled by Latvian contractors.


The Latvian pavilion will have two levels. The ground level with the area of 365 square meters will house the information stand and a store of Latvian-made products but the upper level with the area of 209 square meters will be used for business events.


So far 18 Latvian companies have registered for participation in the trade fair and more than 30 are still contemplating the possibility of going to Astana Expo. Of the total cost of the project planned at EUR 779,000, EUR 95,000 still need to be raised but the amount includes EUR 70,000 which are to be earmarked as contingency funds. If there is not enough new participants to raise the required amount, the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will contribute the missing amount, Endzins said.


The chamber of commerce expects over 100,000 people to visit the Latvian pavilion during Astana Expo 2017. The opening event will be attended by Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis and the President of the Latvian state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels, Edvins Berzins. It is possible that Latvian Prime Maris Kucinskis may also attend the event.

The Latvian Ports, Transit and Logistics Council resolved to forward the report of Chamber of Commerce and Industry about preparations for Astana Expo 2017 to the Latvian government.

Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, will host Expo 2017 from June 10 to September 10, 2017.






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