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Kazakhstan Finance Minister took part in bicycle race in Astana

A bicycle race “For energy saving and a healthy lifestyle” took place today in Astana passed, correspondent reports.

The campaign was organized by UNDP/GEF project and Netherlands embassy in Kazkhstan with the support of JSC “Kazakhstan center for modernization and development of municipal engineering” and Civil alliance of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Minister of Finance Bolat Zhamishev, the chairman of customs control committee under MF Mazhit Esenbayev, the chairman of the board of JSC “Kaztsentr ZhKH” Toleutay Rakhimbekov, the ambassador of the Netherlands Peter van Leuven, the staff of state agencies and companies, also volunteers took part in the bicycle race.

“The purpose of the campaign is to promote energy saving, power efficiency among Astana residents and guests of the capital. Why did we choose bicycle race? Because a bicycle is connected with a healthy lifestyle, and also differs environmental friendliness,” T.Rakhimbekov said. In turn, the head of Finance Ministry suggested even to block Astana streets during weekends for driving on bicycles.

Photo by Aigerim TUKUSHEVA,