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More than 13,000 run in Almaty international charity marathon

ASTANA – An international charity marathon took place April 23 in Almaty. During the last several years, the event has become a landmark not only of Almaty, but of Kazakhstan as well. This large Central Asian sporting event, eagerly awaited by thousands, has become an annual holiday promoting an active lifestyle, …

High water remains in regions across Kazakhstan as some residents return home

ASTANA – For the past several days, Kazakhstan has been struggling to control floods and high water in several regions. Some 2,000 homes have been flooded across the country, Kazakhstan’s minister of internal affairs informed during governmental session. “Life-sustaining activity was disturbed in 52 populated places in the Karaganda,...

Astana Piano Passion Festival Kicks Off

ASTANA – The fourth Astana Piano Passion Festival, an international festival of classical music and competition for young pianists, officially opened in Astana April 22. Young talents from different countries will be competing over the next few days for the right to participate in other international festivals and to...

Cooperation between Kazakhstan, Qatar to have international impact

There are plenty of differences between Qatar and Kazakhstan as even the briefest glance at a map of the world will show. But despite these big contrasts in size, geography and climate, there are also many surprising similarities which go beyond a shared religion of the majority of their populations. Both countries, for example, have…

Central Asian farmers trained in latest agro-technologies as part of Kazakhstan’s development assistance

ASTANA – Almaty is hosting April 24-28 a “Improving the productivity and profitability of agribusiness through teaching innovative technologies of water and energy saving to farmers and agricultural specialists of Central Asian countries” seminar.    The seminar is a pilot project of Kazakhstan’s official development assistance (ODA) system and...

Central Asian farmers trained in latest agro-technologies as part of Kazakhstan’s development assistance

ASTANA – Almaty is hosting April 24-28 a “Improving the productivity and profitability of agribusiness through teaching innovative technologies of water and energy saving to farmers and agricultural specialists of Central Asian countries” seminar.    The seminar is a pilot project of Kazakhstan’s official development assistance (ODA) system and...

EBRD updates Kazakh strategy to reflect green economy transition

ASTANA – The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is updating its Kazakhstan strategy to highlight Kazakhstan’s Green Economy Transition as an example for other countries. Energy, resource efficiency and climate change mitigation will remain EBRD’s focus for the next four years. “The priorities of EBRD in Kazakhstan...

Astana Arlans win WSB group stage, reach playoffs

ASTANA – The Astana Arlans team of Kazakhstan earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over the China Dragons in the final match of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) group stage. The match, contested in China, started poorly for the Arlans. Anvar Muzaparov of the 52 kg category lost to...

Astana Piano Passion Festival Kicks Off

ASTANA – The fourth Astana Piano Passion Festival, an international festival of classical music and competition for young pianists, officially opened in Astana April 22. Young talents from different countries will be competing over the next few days for the right to participate in other international festivals and to...

Kazakhstan improves four slots to 81st in WEF’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index

ASTANA – Kazakhstan improved its position by four spots to 81st in the latest World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index. The index is published biannually and compares 136 economies on factors and policies enabling sustainable travel and tourism development, which contributes to the development and competitiveness...