Ambassador Participates in the Inauguration of Astana Build-2016

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18th Kazakhstan International Construction and Interiors Exhibition “Astana Build-2016” was held in Astana from May 18-20, 2016. Over 200 companies in building and construction industry from 17 countries participated in the exhibition.


Ambassador Shri Harsh Jain participated in the inauguration of the exhibition along with Head of Department of Construction and Woodwork Industry Mr. Nursultan Saymasayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Republic of India Mr. Bulat Sarsenbayev, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation Mr. Alexander Yakovlev, Chairman of the Union of Builders of Kazakhstan Mr. Talgat Ergaliev and Sales Director of ITECA Exhibition Company Mr. Boris Danilenko.


In his address, Ambassador  informed that 45 Indian companies led by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) were participating in the exhibition displaying a wide range of construction equipment, building interiors & fittings, floor, wall and ceiling finishes, marble & granite products, lighting equipment, CCTV & remote monitoring control systems, etc.


He stated that the construction sector contributes 8% to India's US$ 2.1 trillion economy, employs over 33 million people and is growing at a robust rate of 8.1%. He noted that both India and Kazakhstan have a lot in common in terms of strong emphasis on infrastructure development as a driver for growth, focus on affordable housing and development of smart cities. He commented that an impressive presence of Indian construction companies in the exhibition demonstrates their readiness to share their rich experience with their Kazakhstani counterparts, and market their products and services to Kazakhstan.

Ambassador also inaugurated the Indian Pavilion at the exhibition and interacted with the Indian companies participating in the exhibition. He hosted a dinner in the evening in honour of the Indian exhibitors and participants of the Institutional Meeting of India-Kazakhstan Joint Business Council.


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