ASTANA. KAZINFORM. It is planned to launch an excursion train for schoolchildren along four circular routes by summer of this year in Kazakhstan, the correspondent of MIA Kazinform reports.
It is expected that 1000 children from 10 years and older will be able to go to journey this year. There will be 4-5 trips during the summer holidays.
"The journey will be by rail. Why the train is good? This is a hostel on wheels. The child will be safe, under the supervision of teachers, methodologists. It would not need to look for places for accommodation, like hostels, schools. All this is done on the basis of the train itself, this is a great advantage. There will be stops, sightseeing programs, meetings with peers, possibly rallies. Now this program is being prepared. I hope that there will be ready-made packages by mid-March already," - Timur Duysengaliev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the "Kazakh Tourism" National Company, told Kazinform.
A combined selection of children is considered for traveling this year. Firstly, the trip will be as a reward for children who study well. It is also planned to reach out children from low-income families who often do not have the opportunity to travel even outside their own district. According to the experience of this year, other variants of places for traveling on the excursion train will be considered in the future.
"Financing is planned to be implemented from the sponsorship of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy. There are also certain financial opportunities for the "Ruhani zhangyru" program. Circular routes will be built mainly in the southern and central regions, including the East, where the distance is not very long," - added Duisengaliev.