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ASTANA (TCA) — The first investment forum of the Saryarka district of Astana was organized in the capital of Kazakhstan on April 27 within the framework of the 20th anniversary of Astana by the akimat (administration) of the Saryarka district with the assistance of the investment center Astana Invest, the ...
ALMATY (TCA) — A two-day ultra-marathon took place on April 27 and 28 in the Almaty Region to mark the creation of the new Ile-Balkash State Nature Reserve. The ultra-marathon was organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Agriculture Ministry's ...

UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – "The holy scriptures of the Koran, Bible, Torah, the Bhagwad Geeta or the Lotus Sutra" underline "the vital importance to unite the efforts of political and religious leaders for the cause of security and stability across our planet," said Kazakhstan's Vice-Minister for Religious Affairs ...
Four years on, the mystery over a village in Kazakhstan where dozens of children suddenly grew ill and lost consciousness has been revisited by activists who say they have certain proof the symptoms indicate poisoning from a nearby oil and gas field. Crude Accountability, a Virginia-based watchdog ...
“We have been actively cooperating recently with the Kazakh embassy and KazGeology and we hope that our companies will have interesting projects in the mining sector of Kazakhstan,” said Korean Energy and Mineral Resources Association Deputy Chairperson Sang Woo Han, according to the Kazakh ...
This will require the modernisation of Berkut, the unified system of monitoring foreigners and local residents coming to and leaving Kazakhstan administered by the National Security Committee. The national budget committee has approved all the related expenses. Therefore, we will start issuing e-visas ...

Last year, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only president in the history of Kazakhstan, declared (link in Kazakh) that the country's writing system had to change. No longer would it be based on the Cyrillic script used by its former Russian colonizers. Instead, he announced, it will use the Latin script of English, ...
The hitch was that Mukhtar Ablyazov, an exiled oligarch, had urged citizens to display turquoise balloons to demonstrate their support for his political movement, Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK by its Russian acronym), which a Kazakh court had banned days before as “extremist”. It was unclear ...
A seventeen year-old Kazakh school student is the author of many inventions. Last year, talented Timur Ryspekov was included in the “100 New Faces of Kazakhstan” list. There are about 50 research projects in the young man's list of works. 28 of them are patented. It all started with a calculator able to ...
“Here in Kazakhstan in 25 years of Bolashak Presidential Scholarship Programme history, almost half of all the scholars have chosen UK for their studies. Many among the next generation of Kazakhstan leaders in all fields have experienced the benefits of studying in the UK. The number of alumni here ...
ASTANA (TCA) — The National Bank of Kazakhstan has launched a blockchain-based mobile securities trading application which it hopes will allow local citizens to become more involved in the capital markets by simplifying access to it, RFE/RL reports. Daniyar Akishev, head of Kazakhstan's National ...
Kazakhstan intends to seed roughly 21.8 Ml ha to crops this year, including 11.4 Ml ha to wheat, said the agriculture vice-minister. According to preliminary information, 2018 plantings will total more than 21.8 Ml ha, i.e. actually as much as last year. It is projected to sow 14.7 Ml ha of cereals, including 11.4 ...
Kazakhstan's central bank has launched a blockchain-based mobile securities trading application which it hopes will allow locals to become more involved in the capital markets by simplifying access to it. Daniyar Akishev, head of Kazakhstan's national bank, said the new mobile application, Invest Online, ...
In early 2017, the government of Kazakhstan introduced a ban on spring hunting. One year on, Danara Zharbolova (ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan) reflects on why this decision was – and remains – so important. Never has the expression “to be full of the joys of spring” rang so true than when all of us at ...
Kazakhstan is ranked “Not free” on Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report (blue signifies “Not free” status). Freedom House website screenshot.As of April this year, internet users in Kazakhstan will no longer be able to leave anonymous comments online. In late December 2017, President Nursultan ...
ASTANA – East Kazakhstan region Akim (Governor) Daniyal Akhmetov and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Sir Suma Chakrabarti signed a 5.6 billion tenge (US$17.6 million) agreement to finance modernising the street lighting systems in six cities and 11 towns in ...
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, and Yeraly Tugzhanov, governor of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan, signed a framework agreement on the main principles for the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in the Special Economic Zone, 'Seaport Aktau'. Another framework ...

The UAE and Kazakhstan yesterday signed six agreements (Saturday) on various areas of investment and business sectors. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Nursultan Nazarbayev ...
On March 15, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow that Kazakhstan's provision of visa-free entry to U.S. citizens would require the approval of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan. Lavrov's comment surprised many, ...
The protocol was signed by Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry Beibut Atamkulov, Director-General of the Roscosmos state space corporation Igor Komarov and the UAE's Minister of Higher Education Ahmad Abdullah Belhoul Al Falasi, who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ...
During the March 14 Astana summit of the leaders of all five Central Asian states (see EDM, March 20, 21), the minister of religious affairs and civil society of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Yermekbayev, and the chairman of the Religious Affairs Committee of the government of Tajikistan, Davlotzada Sulaimon, signed ...
ASTANA (TCA) — The Embassy of Kazakhstan together with Kazakh Invest national company for investment support and promotion organized a visit of Kazakh agrarian entrepreneurs to the Netherlands on March 11-15. During the visit, Kazakh businessmen visited large high-tech agricultural enterprises ...
Leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming, Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), recently announced the launch of the National Lottery of Kazakhstan. All games, services and technology will be provided to the Lottery exclusively by Scientific Games, ...
Second place went to Yoshihiro Nitta of Japan , followed by Mark Arendz of Canada and Iikka Tuomisto from Finland. Kolyadin, who is from the Sarykol district of the Kostanai region, is a master of sports of Kazakhstan, six-time champion of the country and participant in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
The Uzbek delegation visiting an agricultural operation was surprised by the large size of Edilbai sheep, which originated in northern Kazakhstan. The Samarkand entrepreneurs suggested crossing the Edilbai sheep with Gissar sheep from Uzbekistan. Samarkand entrepreneurs also met with the Director ...
CAIRO – 17 March 2018: Members of the Egyptian community in Kazakhstan headed to the Egyptian embassy in the Kazakh capital of Astana to participate ... Egyptian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Haytham Salah said that the turnout came beyond expected, adding that more Egyptians will show up to cast ...
On 2 March, Kazakhstan signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), becoming the 57th state to do so. This move completes a first quarter of 2018 which has been very important for Kazakh foreign policy, as in January the country held the rotating presidency of the United Nations ...
In the conservative Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, many women are afraid to speak up about rape and sexual harassment. But a local campaign - one which predates the MeToo and Time's Up movements - has been urging women not to stay silent. Saina Raisova almost breaks down when she ...
Bishimbayev is one of the best-known graduates of one of Kazakhstan's most-vaunted success stories: the Bolashak scholars program. Named after the Kazakh word meaning “future,” Bolashak was created by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1993 with the express goal of modernizing the country by ...
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry has rejected a Russian proposal to revisit its visa-free regime for U.S. citizens. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow on March 15 that the existing agreement which allows Americans to travel to the Central Asian country without a visa should be "coordinated" with the ...
A Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed between Kazakhstan's Special Economic Zone “Aktau Seaport” and DP World international company, located in Dubai (UAE), according to a message of the press service of the Mangistau region's administration. The memorandum was signed as part of a ...
ASTANA (TCA) — GDP growth in Kazakhstan in January-February 2018 was 4% against 2.5% in the same period last year. Such dynamics is due to the growth of the manufacturing industry and the services sector, Minister of National Economy, Timur Suleimenov, said at the meeting of the Government on ...
The Karachaganak project is implemented within the framework of the Final Production Sharing Agreement (FISP) concluded between the government of Kazakhstan and the alliance of companies represented by British Gas (Shell) with 29.25 percent, ENI with 29.25 percent, Chevron with 18 percent, ...
The capital of Soviet Kazakhstan (and then independent Kazakhstan until the late 1990s) is still the largest city in the country, but it seldom features in these narratives. It has no “historic monuments”. It wasn't on the Silk Road. It has no contemporary follies. Instead, as the financial centre of the country, it is ...
In January, Kazakhstan's Ministry of National Economy reported that oil production in the country had risen from 78 million to 86.2 million metric tons year-on-year, whereas only six months earlier, in July 2017, the annual forecast had stood at just 81 million. The giant Kashagan oilfield contributed 8 million ...
ASTANA -- A court in Kazakhstan has branded an opposition political movement established by Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive critic of President Nursultan Nazarbaev, as an extremist organization. Astana's Esil District Court ruled on March 13 that Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK) "propagates the ...
HARARE - Controversial Kazakhstan-based mining firm, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), is targeting to increase its footprint in the Zimbabwean mining industry. The group — formerly known as Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation — was delisted from the London Stock Exchange in 2013 when its ...
Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund has offered to Shell up to a 20 percent stake in KazMunayGas (KMG) in a bid raise the value of the state oil company ahead of a planned listing, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the discussions. Kazakhstan's wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna ...
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan intend to expand cooperation in the textile industry. The countries plan to create a joint cluster for cotton processing. The work on the project has already begun. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will control the whole process: from landing and processing of cotton to manufacturing ...
Reuters reported that Kazakhstan focused miner Eurasian Resources Group plans to more than double aluminum output within three years, easing its ... tonnes of alumina a year, selling two thirds to Rusal and smelting the rest into aluminum at its smelter in the city of Pavlodar in northeast Kazakhstan.
Implementation of the program to develop the export potential of cattle meat has become the impetus for creating the basis for meat production in the country — an infrastructure has been created to export 60 thousand tons of high-quality beef. The experience shows that Kazakhstan has real chances to ...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is boosting its support for renewable energy in Kazakhstan. The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a financing framework of up to €200 million. This will be used to finance primarily private renewable energy projects within the next five years.
At the end of last month Kazakhstan's ageing authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev created a stir when he ordered officials to speak in the state language, Kazakh, rather than the country's other 'official' language, Russian. The reasons for the sudden order, as well as its potential consequences, ...
“If my grandmother had lived to the moment when I met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, she would have been very proud of me. I did not think that I would ever have this opportunity to speak before the President,” she added. Kalykova presented one of her compositions and addressed ...
Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Japan increased by 17 percent in 2017, while Kazakhstan's trade turnover with Asian countries, in the same period, increased by 34.9 percent. Japan's share of Kazakhstan's total commodity turnover, despite the growth in volumes, declined from 1.8 to 1.7 percent, ...
Kazakhstan produced 5.4 million tonnes of milk in 2017. The North Kazakhstan region contributed 10 percent of the overall volume, trailing the Astana, East Kazakhstan and South Kazakhstan regions, with each producing more than 700,000 tonnes. The region also processed 255,000 tonnes, a quarter of ...
On the day of the 26th anniversary of Kazakhstan's accession to the United Nations, an official ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters for signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform to the Foreign Office's press service reports. The agreement ...
The president of Kazakhstan's daughter, who is herself also a high-ranking politician, has waded into the public discussion about the role of the Russian language. Her remarks in defense of Russian, made on March 1, came in response to appeals by President Nursultan Nazarbayev late last month for ...
ASTANA, February 28. /TASS/. Russia and Kazakhstan can do a lot to prevent geopolitical games in the area and thwart any rivalry between participants of regional integrational associations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told an international conference "Russia-Kazakhstan: Alliance ...
Kazakh eagle hunters, known as "berkutchi," took part in a national tournament in the city of Oral on February 24-25, the first event of its kind in the West Kazakhstan region. The hunters showed off their skill in training their eagles and other birds to follow commands, catch prey, and return to their masters.


 

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