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Hollywood shows interest to shoot films in Burabay - Kazakh Culture Minister

26.06.2018, 21:01 2999
The Hollywood film studios show interest to make its films in the Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area. It was said by Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly at the meeting of active members under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev.

Arystanbek Mukhamediuly underlines: the tourist potential of Akmola region has a strategic significance in the implementation of the Address of the head of state.

Borovoye will be one of the largest sites for development of the film industry in Kazakhstan. Hollywood shows its interest in cooperation. During the January visit to the USA, the head of state held a meeting with American business leaders, including the US film industry," said the speaker.

Mukhamediuly also talked about the work, including on the promotion of legislative norms, that is done by the Ministry to attract the largest film companies of Hollywood for shootings in Kazakhstan, in particular, in Burabay. The Ministry also conveyed the comparison with Hungary.

Such promotion, of course, will create a multiplicative, billionth effect on tourism and other sectors of the economy. We promote the inclusion of our project into the list of subsidized attracted investment. As an example, I can say that Hungary since 2015 has introduced a subsidy of 25% for all film and tele- products produced in the country, owing to which such films as Die Hard, Alias and so on were shot in Hungary. In 2016, investment in the amount of more than 200 million US dollars were attracted in Hungary. Such a scheme operated until the end of 2019. And, 30-percent norms of subsidizing operate in the film industry that operates in Great Britain, Iceland, Czechia, Italy, Canada and France," said the Minister.

The Minister underlines that tourism in Akmola region is at the stage of intensive development. Also, ‘A development plan of the Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area for 2017-20’ is being implemented

I express gratitude to Malik Mursalin: the region successfully introduces the international standards in promoting the sector, the concept of a year-round tourism season Four Seasons, a modern tourist infrastructure is formed.

In addition, the main event of the present year will be the opening of an International Skiing Base that is scheduled on July 13-14.

The Base will be the only in Eurasia high-technology, orientated on the mass tourist, sports facility, with a complex of buildings and constructions on the area of more than 120 hectares. It includes a 200-bed hotel, cafй, sports gym, swimming pool, ski track, springboard, medical and recreational centre, 3000-sit stadium. And, of course, we together with the Governor’s Office of Akmola region plan to open a republican winter sports school," said the Minister of Culture and Sports.

Source: BNews.kz

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