Kazakhstan’s focus on renewable energy and infrastructure development aimed at boosting trade

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Kazakhstan’s focus on renewable energy and infrastructure development aimed at boosting trade

Kazakhstan is looking for economic and energy diversity to sustain growth in the coming decades.

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian landlocked country with oil and gas reserves, is focusing on renewable energy and infrastructure development, both of which will considerably boost its foreign trade and shipping. The ongoing world exhibition EXPO 2017, being held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana under the broad theme of “Energy”, is expected to provide a strong momentum to sustainable energy, one of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.

Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Mukhtar B. Tileuberdi recently made a strong pitch in New York for renewable energy, and also explained that it was necessary to further develop his country’s infrastructure in an effort to “reach out” to the markets both in the region and outside it. 

“Hosting the EXPO 2017, which symbolises international cooperation and technological advances, for the first time in Central Asia, is a milestone not just for our country but the entire region,” Tileuberdi said in an interview with the AJOT held at the Kazakhstan mission to the UN in New York.

Tileuberdi asserted that renewable energy is at the heart of the solution to the challenge of promoting growth, creating jobs and improving living standards while protecting the planet for future generations…


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