Teachers in Kazakhstan have reportedly complained that their bosses are forcing them to buy tickets for the EXPO-2017 world fair in Astana, raising questions about the extent authorities are going to in trying to make the event a success.
Organizers of the event have said they are concerned by the reports and are taking measures to stamp out such occurrences.
As Nur.kz has reported, tickets can range upward of 4,000 tenge (around $13), which while not huge, is an unwelcome bite out salaries that are anything but generous. According to official figures, teachers in secondary schools averagely make around 109,000 tenge ($350) a month.
EXPO-2017, which opens its doors on June 10 and runs through to September 10, is devoted to the theme of optimizing energy use. Hundreds of nations and dozens of companies are slated to participate. Organizers have optimistically predicted that 2 million people will flock to the exhibition.
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