VII Asian Games Torch arrives in Zhambyl region

ZHAMBYL REGION. January 13. KAZINFORM /Galina Skripnik/ The VII Asian Winter Games Torch relay was taken by residents of Zhambyl region.

Deputy Governor of the region Meirambek Tulepbergenov, Taraz city Mayor Bekbolat Orynbekov, head of the regional department of tourism and sport Bakhtiyar Artayev, youth, veterans and mass media representatives received the Asian Games Torch at the Auliye-Ata airport on January 12.

"The main purpose of the Torch relay is to attract the majority of Kazakhstanis to upcoming large-scale competitions and to turn the regional center into the city receiving the Asian Games for at least one day", head of the directorate of the Asian Winter Games Torch relay Sarsen Kuranbek said at a press conference.

"On the example of Taraz city - the first regional center on the way of the Asian Games Flame - we can see that our project succeeded", S.Kuranbek said.

The Asian Games Flame was delivered to the city in a convoy. Representatives of the Torch relay directorate invited all Taraz residents to take part in the international sports event, assuring that the Torch relay would be on schedule.

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