New Information Websites to Become Part of the Public Face of Kazakh Tourism

ASTANA – The “3D Tour Across the Country” project will launch by the end of 2015, Director of the Institute of Eurasian Integration and Chairman of the Congress of Political Scientists Zhanargul Kusmangaliyeva said during an Aug. 11 briefing held at the Central Communications Service.

Director of the Institute of Eurasian Integration and Chairman of the Congress of Political Scientists Zhanargul Kusmangaliyeva discusses the virtual tour portal at an Aug. 11 briefing at the Central Communications Service.

Director of the Institute of Eurasian Integration and Chairman of the Congress of Political Scientists Zhanargul Kusmangaliyeva discusses the virtual tour portal at an Aug. 11 briefing at the Central Communications Service.

“Virtual 3D tours across Kazakhstan placed on the Encyclopedia of Kazakhstan portal will provide information on the history and culture of Kazakhstan, everything connected with interesting facts from the life of Kazakh citizens, as well as reference data,” Kusmangaliyeva said.

Two websites – the National Digital History and the Encyclopedia of Kazakhstan – will be created within the Menin Elim project, according to Kusmangaliyeva.

Encyclopedia of Kazakhstan is a detailed information website covering topics such as education, science, youth politics, sports and culture, Kusmangaliyeva added.

The National Digital History website will become a primary source of information on Kazakhstan’s history.

International experience was taken into account when the 3-D tours project was created, including the experience of the national tourism company in promoting tourism in countries such as, the United States, Germany and Israel.

Kusmangaliyeva also noted that the websites can be accessed from anywhere around the world and will become part of the public face of Kazakhstan.

Leading scientific employees of research institutions and local universities will become co-authors of the encyclopedia.

“The goal of the project is to bring a sense of patriotism and pride for our country, so that our citizens and our generation know the rich history of our country,” stressed Kusmangaliyeva. Developing internal and external tourism and attracting foreigners to the country is among other goals, she noted.

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