Center «Kazan Expo» for the championship WorldSkills-2019 will be ready in October

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotobounce to Kazan. Archival photoCenter «Kazan Expo» for the championship WorldSkills-2019 will be ready in October© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Main venue of the world championship of professional skills WorldSkills 2019 Kazan – international exhibition center «Kazan Expo» will be ready in October, the press service of the President of Tatarstan on Sunday.

The world championship WorldSkills is the world’s largest competition of professional skill. The world championship WorldSkills-2019 will be held in Kazan on 22-27 August. The capital of Tatarstan was chosen as the host city of the Championships at the General Assembly of WorldSkills International in Sao Paulo in August 2015. For this right it competed with Paris and Charleroi, Belgium. It is expected that the participants of the championship in Kazan will be about 1.6 thousand young people under the age of 22 (in some competencies up to 25 years) from about 70 countries. Determine the best in over 50 skills. It is expected about 250 thousand visitors.

«With the construction of the international exhibition centre «Kazan Expo» was reviewed today by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. During the inspection Rustam Minnikhanov reported a high degree of readiness of the exhibition centre. Today the work is conducted around the clock, by mid-October is expected to complete readiness of the complex», — stated in the message.

In October, as noted, in the new exhibition centre will hold the first event – international exhibition «Road-2018».

The first stone in the construction of exhibition centre «Kazan Expo» was founded in March 2015. A Grand building with an area of 75 thousand square meters is being built near the international airport «Kazan». The complex will consist of three exhibition halls and will connect to the airport Express station by a covered walkway. The infrastructure of the centre includes a modern Congress hall for 3 thousand seats, a 35-halls-transformers with a capacity from 30 to 500 people. Except the exhibition space will house office space, feed zone and Parking area. In the future it is also planned to build a hotel and entertainment complex.

Exhibition centre worth several billion rubles is being built at the expense of the budget, in the future, it should become self-sustaining. Investors of the project are the state holding «Svyazinvestneftekhim» and the mayoralty of Kazan, the construction leads PSO «Kazan».

Previously CEO of WorldSkills International, David Hoey during familiarization with the construction of the exhibition center in Kazan, said that «Kazan Expo» meets all world standards in its construction incorporates the latest technology.

WorldSkills international is a worldwide movement whose goal is to promote working professions, raising the status and standards of vocational training and qualifications across the globe. The Russian Federation joined the international movement WorldSkills in 2012. Regional Championships are held in more than half of subjects of the Russian Federation. Kazan in 2014 and 2015, took second and third national Championships WorldSkills Russia.

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