The exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana was visited by more than 10 thousand people

© RIA Novosti / Bolat Siginitsetinv at the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana. 10 Jun 2017The exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana was visited by more than 10 thousand people© RIA Novosti / Bolat Shahinov

More than 10 thousand people have already visited international specialized exhibition EXPO, which opened on Saturday in the capital of Kazakhstan, said the Chairman of the Board of the national company «Astana Expo-2017» Akhmetzhan Yessimov said.

«At 14.00 (11.00 GMT) the exhibition was visited by 9 832 persons, every hour the flow of people increases. Already at 15.00 (12.00 GMT), more than 10 thousand people visited the exhibition», — he said at a press conference.

He noted that special attention is paid to security. «All measures have been taken in order to ensure security,» — said Yesimov.

According to him, sold 1.3 million tickets, organizers expect that by September the number of visits will reach 5 million.

International exhibition «EXPO-2017» will be held in Kazakhstan from June 10 to September 10. The event will showcase the latest achievements of science in the development of «green» energy. In the exhibition take part more than 100 countries, planned about 3 thousand business events. Kazakhstan became the first post-Soviet state that received the right to hold such an exhibition.