Gaisa Zhumaliev, a 34-year-old businessman from Uralsk, is the two-millionth visitor to Astana EXPO 2017.
At a press conference Zhumaliev said, “As a representative of the private sector, as a citizen of Kazakhstan, I am very pleased that we are conducting an exhibition of such a level in Kazakhstan. We will become known, and, in our turn, we will be able to adopt some innovative technologies from leading countries. We see now how many tourists have come. The whole world has an opportunity to get to know our country better now. I am proud that Kazakhstan was able to hold EXPO.”
Akhmetzhan Yessimov, chairman of the board at NC Astana EXPO 2017, personally congratulated the two-millionth visitor.
“A landmark event has occurred today. We planned to have two million visitors and five million visits to the EXPO facilities and international pavilions. Today, Gaisa has made us happy becoming the two-millionth visitor. 37 days before the end of the exhibition, we have reached our targets. The number of visits to the EXPO international pavilions and facilities has exceeded 15 million,” Yessimov said.
The two-million visitor mark was achieved less than a month after the one-millionth visitor to Astana EXPO 2017 was registered on June 11.