President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev recently proposed to appoint a special representative of the Government, who will take responsibility for the EXPO 2017 preparation process.
“It is already evident that there is no proper interaction between all the institutions involved in the process. The government showed its inability to coordinate the preparation work. Everyone is responsible only for its special set of tasks, without efficiently consolidating with others. Therefore, I ask the prime minister to make a proposal to choose a responsible person in the government, who will be able to fulfill this task and conduct EXPO 2017,” said the President during a recent meeting on the progress of preparations for the coming exhibition.
He also noted that the key issue is to create a positive international image of the country, especially relevant in view of EXPO 2017.
“There is not much time left before the exhibition. We need our governmental bodies to work efficiently and coordinated. I instruct the government and all the participants of the meeting to fulfill the assigned tasks. We must hold an exhibition at a decent level. I know that we can do it. It is not an easy period we are experiencing right now. We allocate funding from the National Fund and each tenge should be spent usefully. Therefore, it is necessary to work together for the good of our country,” said the President.