Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 17:05:39
Press conference dedicated to the completion of the international expedition "Silk Road – the Path of Dialogue” was held Sep. 11, 2019, at the site QazaqGeography Republican Public Association in the capital of Kazakhstan.
Speakers were Timur Duysengaliev, Deputy Chairman of Kazakh Tourism National Company, Head of the expedition, QazaqGeography project department manager A. Akhmedzhanov, and K. Sagnayev, traveler and founder of the Nomad 4X4 company, host of the Big Cities TV show "Khabar 24" Zh. Rakhmet, general manager of information coverage of QazaqGeography A. Zhumatayeva.
The expedition team traveled more than 4,000 km along the following route: Almaty - BAO - Issyk Gorge - Charyn Canyon - Kolsai - Karakol - Kaji-Sai - Tokmok - Suusamyr - Talas - Taraz - Akmeshit Cave - Sauran - Turkestan - Arystanbab - Otyrar - Shymkent - Tashkent - Samarkand - Kazygurt - Merke - Tanbaly - Almaty.
Hast Imam Square in Tashkent
The main purpose of the expedition is to develop the potential of domestic and inbound tourism through an inventory of tourist facilities along the expedition, to develop proposals for improving infrastructure, as well as the development of new cross-border routes.
Recall that a team of professionals went on a thirteen-day expedition tour in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Aug. 20, 2019. The expedition included journalists, photographers, television crews, travel bloggers and tour operators. According to the results of the expedition, the most optimal and interesting places and routes for the development of tours were identified, which are backed up by accurate coordinates, high-quality photographs and video materials, as well as a detailed description. In the future, this information will be provided to domestic travel agencies and tour operators of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
This project will make a serious contribution to the achievement of the objectives outlined in Nursultan Nazarbayev’s article “The Seven Faces of the Great Steppe” and to the implementation of the Rouhani Zhangyru program, within the framework of which the task is set to use the tourism potential of cultural and geographical objects of Kazakhstan.