Almaty expects ten thousand visitors during Asian Winter Games

15:07, September 23, 2010      

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The seventh Asian Winter Games Organizing Committee revealed on Wednesday that, during Asian Winter Games, the largest Kazakhstan city Almaty is expected to receive ten thousand foreign visitors.

President of Almaty Branch of the Organizing Committee Sultanmahmut Shokbytov said at the press conference held the same day that Kazakhstan doesn't have experience in holding major international and regional sport event, so it's difficult to precisely estimate the number of visitors during the Winter Games.

However, The Organizing Committee and Almaty Municipal Government will make every effort, fully prepare to welcome visitors from all over the world.

Vice President of Kazakhstan Olympic Committee Pavel Novikov said, current hotels and related facilities in Almaty can basically meet the accommodation needs of ten thousand visitors.

The seventh Asia Winter Games will be held from January 30th to February 6th in Kazakhstan's capital Astana and largest city Almaty. The Games is expected to have 11 items, total budget is more than one billion US dollars.

Source: Xinhua


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