Foreign visitors impressed with Vietnam House at Expo 2017 Astana.
Expo 2017 is an International Exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The expo's theme is “Future Energy”, and aims to create a global debate between countries, nongovernmental organizations, companies and the general public on the crucial question: “How do we ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all while reducing CO2 emissions?”.
This event brings together exhibits from 115 countries and territories. The 25ha grounds enable countries to introduce their beauty, potential and initiatives in using power sources for sustainable development.
Vietnam’s exhibition was set up by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on a total area of over 400sq.m. Various photos and videos tell the story of a country with beautiful landscapes and rich cultures, introducing the richness of the Mekong Delta region.
They also introduce the various problems caused by climate change in the country and call for international co-operation in creating a better future. The displays also include solutions for future power sources, like wind and solar power. The country’s tourism potential is highlighted with handicrafts offered at the site.
On the first day of the event, 900 guests visited the Vietnamese pavilion. Nguyen Trung Khanh, head of the ministry’s International Co-operation Department, said the pavilion will host traditional performances every day, together with shows by artists from the Vietnam Music Academy and Vietnam Puppetry Theatre.
In addition, according to Chairman of the Board at NC Astana EXPO-2017 Akhmetzhan Yessimov, more than 10,000 people have already visited EXPO-2017 in Astana earlier on May 10. Yessimov noted that 1.3 million tickets to the exhibition had already been sold and the organizers expected the number of visits to reach 5 million by September. The exhibition is expected to cost about $1.3 billion, the official said.