Hometown love can win Kazakh schoolchildren 10-day trip across the country

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh school children aged 11 to 15 now have the opportunity to win a 10-day trip across Kazakhstan by expressing what they love about their home region. The Samruk Kazyna Social Development Trust recently launched a national competition asking participants to write an essay or poem or produce a …

Hometown love can win Kazakh schoolchildren 10-day trip across the country

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh school children aged 11 to 15 now have the opportunity to win a 10-day trip across Kazakhstan by expressing what they love about their home region. The Samruk Kazyna Social Development Trust recently launched a national competition asking participants to write an essay or poem or...

Nur-Sultan conducts first electronic land sublease auction

NUR-SULTAN – The first land plot sublease electronic auction was conducted in Nur-Sultan from March 20 to April 4. Eighty-one entrepreneurs competed for 10 land plots that were subleased via the auction. “This electronic platform conducts a land sublease rights auction for the first time. Only the property that...

Ancient manuscripts, autograph sessions and master classes to pique readers’ interest at upcoming 2019 Eurasian Book Fair

NUR-SULTAN – Eurasian Book Fair 2019, featuring a book exhibition, presentations, talks, workshops and meetings with writers, will be held April 24-27 in the capital. The event will be hosted by Korme Exhibition Centre. The main goal of the book fair is to promote reading, as well as support...

Kazakh Deputy FM says country committed to deeper cooperation in Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko briefed professors and students at the March 28 lecture at the Italian Society for International Organisations (SIOI) in Rome on ways Kazakhstan is working on deeper cooperation among Central Asian states. President of SIOI and the former Italian Foreign Minister Franco...

E-commerce takes off in Kazakhstan, citizens double number of purchases

NUR-SULTAN – The number of e-commerce purchases in Kazakhstan jumped from 1.3 million in 2017 to 2.3 million in 2018. Government officials attribute the increase to the Digital Kazakhstan state programme begun at the end of 2017. “Today, we see a positive effect from the work being done. In...

Want to explore Kazakhstan’s rich cultural history? Three new visitors’ centres will help

NUR-SULTAN – Cultural heritage tourism continues to develop in Kazakhstan, covering more regions and involving the country’s business community. As part of the Ruhani Zhangyru (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity) programme, the Otyrar, Tamgaly and Ulytau visitor centres will open this year, said Sacral Kazakhstan Research Centre head Berik Abdygaliuly...

Yerzhan Maksim to compete in Russia’s ‘The Voice Kids’ final April 26

NUR-SULTAN – Yerzhan Maksim, a 12-year-old schoolboy from Oral, was selected by Russian singer Valeriy Meladze to compete in the final of the Russian reality talent show “The Voice Kids” in Moscow April 26. “A lot of people came to support my son, but only four were let in...

17,000 runners to race in Almaty Marathon, one hopes to set Guinness Record

NUR-SULTAN – Seventeen thousand runners will participate in the Almaty Marathon April 21, 10 percent of whom are from 53 countries of the world including China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uzbekistan. The marathon’s regional ambassadors actively promote running in nearly every Kazakh...

Where can a Finn find like-minded folk in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan? Why, at the Finno-Ugric Ethno Cultural Centre, of course

NUR-SULTAN – The Finno-Ugric ethno cultural centre in the Pavlodar Region gathers nine ethnicities, providing an opportunity for its members to preserve their cultural heritage and share it with the Kazakh people, said chair Olga Nikolashina. “This is how our work on the creation of the centre began. We...

Naming Kazakh capital after its visionary is right decision

Changing the name of a nation’s capital city is always a profound moment. The capital is the heart of a country, therefore, a decision to rename it should not be taken lightly. Kazakhstan understands this. But considering the contribution the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev made to our capital, it is easy to understand…

Kazakhstan’s Customs Single Window facilitates global trade

Today, globalisation processes in the global economy are taking place at an increasing pace. Every year, the volume of trade between countries increases, which affects the development of customs cooperation. Under these conditions, the issues of improving competitiveness and stimulating economic growth are also associated with the creation of a reliable system for regulating foreign…