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Kazakh President Visits UAE, Improves Business Ties, Attends Energy Summit

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid his first official visit in 2017 to Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Jan.15-16, reported the press office of the Akorda.   He met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, co-CEO of Calatrava Grace Corporation Micael Calatrava and business circle representatives …

eGov.kz Used More Than 40 Million Times in 2016

ASTANA – Kazakh citizens used electronic government services nearly 40 million times in 2016, with the total number of services rendered at 160 million, according to the National Information Technologies company. The most popular services provided by eGov.kz in 2016 included address references, a fact sheet of registrations, creation...

Kazakh President Visits UAE, Improves Business Ties, Attends Energy Summit

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid his first official visit in 2017 to Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Jan.15-16, reported the press office of the Akorda.   He met with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, co-CEO of Calatrava Grace Corporation Micael Calatrava and...

Tall Ferris Wheel, Large Waterpark Coming to Astana

ASTANA – Residents and guests of the capital city will soon be able to enjoy a city view at a height of 65 metres from a Ferris wheel and roll down a slide at a water-park on Astana’s left bank area. The building of the Duman entertainment centre is...

KazAgroFinance Seeks to Grow Agricultural Technology, Production

ASTANA – Investment in Kazakh agriculture increased 50 percent in 2016 totalling 228 billion tenge (US$686.96 million) compared to 148 billion tenge (US$445.92 million) a year earlier. According to General Manager of Assets of the Inspection Department at KazAgroFinance Tuleugazy Seisenov, the state constantly allocates significant funds to support...

‘Road to a Mother’ Celebrated as Example of Modern Kazakh Cinema

ASTANA – “Road to a Mother” by Akan Satayev has become a highlight of domestic cinema, receiving critical acclaim at the 38th Moscow Film Festival and winning the grand prize at the Eurasian Bridge Film Festival in Yalta and Tulpar prize from the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Kazakhstan to Seek Unity, Diplomatic Solutions during Tenure on UNSC

The last 12 months will rank among the most turbulent of recent times. We have seen major political shocks driven by widespread public anger and frustration at the political and business elite in the U.S. and Europe. Mainstream parties and ideas are under challenge everywhere. The tragedy of Syria and Iraq has deepened, fuelled by…

Army Athletes to Compete at Winter Universiade

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Defence recently reported on the results of the Autumn 2016 Recruiting Campaign, which was distinguished by a qualitative growth in conscripts. The young recruits underwent examinations in several areas. In particular, attention was focused on the health, mental and emotional readiness of young...

Swedish Explorer and Camel Travelling Kazakh Wilderness

ASTANA – Swedish explorer Christian Bodegren is currently in the middle of a 2016-2017 Mongolia-Kazakhstan camel expedition. His goal is to document nature and life in the steppe in all seasons. “I am doing this expedition for many reasons, such as establishing a connection with the Silk Road and...