Daily News | Sep 21, 2018 | 1
Hungarian pavilion awarded silver medal at Expo Astana 2017
The Hungarian Pavilion at the Astana Expo, Kazakhstan, has been awarded second prize in the category Theme Development.
Central to the pavilion’s concept was solar energy and the Tree of Life, the , Economy Minister Mihály Varga said in a statement. The pavilion featured the latest Hungarian developments to use solar power. Also on display were presentations on multifaceted Hungarian culture, traditional Hungarian products and the historical ties between Kazakhstan and Hungary.
The prize was awarded at the largest economic fair of the year, Varga noted. Gold medallist Switzerland and silver prize-winning Hungary were picked from 140 exhibitors. The pavilion received about 300,000 visitors in the last three months, he said.
Expo 2017 Astana, which opened on June 10, was an excellent opportunity for Hungary to present its cutting-edge energy solutions, Economy Minister Mihály Varga said at the opening of the Hungarian pavilion. The energy expo focused on energy solutions for the future, ways to reduce carbon dioxide emission and energy efficiency. More than one hundred countries participated as exhibitors in the event.
The Expo 2017 Astana – Future Energy ran from June 10 to September 10.
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