Saturday, 01 July 2017 14:18

    Kazakhstan an Emerging Nation

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    Expo 2017 Astana is at the heart of Kazakhstan’s drive to showcase itself as an emerging nation in Central Asia. Thius is being done on the back of its huge hydrocarbon wealth and no efforts were spared to ensure its success. 


    With oil being the principal source of revenue for Kazakhstan, despite prices being low since 2015, the government remained committed to ensuring uninterrupted flow of funding for the project. Hill has been playing a major role for the development that had a price tag of nearly $3.3 billion.

    Hill worked closely with the main contractor, Sembol Corp. The company was assigned as the project manager for the core components of the Expo compound. This included iconic buildings like the ‘Sphere’ and the ‘Congress Center’, he said.

    The ‘Sphere” was the centerpiece of the mega development. It is a fully transparent 80-meter-diameter structure that hangs over 13 meters off the ground. “There is not any other sphere or similar type of structure with this diameter in the world,” Gucar said. Furthermore, in line with the design a floating vision was provided with eight pieces of hangers carrying 5,000 tons of force each.

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