In Almaty, celebrations started in the Park of the First President with the Almafest 2016 apple festival, the press service of the city administration reported.A record number of apples were delivered to the city: 150 tonnes of the fruits were supplied by 33 farms in the Almaty region.
The plans for this part of Astana were designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa.6th of July is also the birthday of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
In the past five years alone, the city has doubled in population. Almaty’s subway has transported more than 30 million passengers.
In 2017, we’ll start construction of the Big Almaty Ring Road under the Nurly Zhol state programme, which will be a part of the Western Europe-Western China international highway,” the President commented.
The festival consisted of eight theme-based sections with different entertainment and cultural programmes.
A concert, “Twenty-Five Peaks of Almaty,” took place in the city’s new Ice Palace.