Kazakhstan’s Government for Citizens to open new front offices in Nur-Sultan, Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Government for Citizens state corporation will be opening new front offices in the capital and Almaty by the end of August to reduce the large queues for public services, said company head Assemgul Baltasheva in her Aug. 13 Facebook post. The cities’ existing public service centres (TsONs) provided more …

Kazakhstan’s Government for Citizens to open new front offices in Nur-Sultan, Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Government for Citizens state corporation will be opening new front offices in the capital and Almaty by the end of August to reduce the large queues for public services, said company head Assemgul Baltasheva in her Aug. 13 Facebook post. The cities’ existing public service centres (TsONs)...

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev elected Kazakhstan’s president with 70.96 percent of the vote

NUR-SULTAN – Incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Kazakhstan’s June 9 presidential election, receiving 70.96 percent of the vote (6,539,715 votes), said Central Election Commission (CEC) Member Lyazzat Suleimen at a June 10 CEC briefing on election results. With more than 50 percent of the vote, he was recognised as...

Nur-Sultan top-notch specialists hold master classes for Akmola Region doctors

NUR-SULTAN – The capital’s top medical specialists held two master classes at the Akmola Region Multidisciplinary Hospital. The operations and surgical trainings at the leading capital clinics concerned pancreatic cancer and polytrauma. In the first class, surgical oncologist and National Scientific Medical Centre surgical department head Yerzhan Shayakhmetov, who...

Kazakh FM makes first trip to Berlin, discusses economic and political ties

BERLIN – Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov discussed ways to strengthen economic, political and humanitarian ties with German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas during Atamkulov’s Aug. 19 first visit to Berlin in his capacity. The Kazakh delegation headed by Atamkulov also met with high-level German officials, including...

Children’s book series introduces Central Asia to readers of all ages, backgrounds

NUR-SULTAN – Author Marina Abrams is introducing Central Asia to people of all ages in the English and Russian-language illustrated book “Orange and Blue: The World of Barzu.” The story of a boy from the mountains and his family features a folkloric narrative and an educational section, all of...

Kazakh PM visits Kostanai Region, examines region’s industrial development

NUR-SULTAN – Prime Minister Askar Mamin visited the Kostanai Region Aug. 14-15 where he was briefed on the progress of the region’s industrial and infrastructure development. Mamin visited the Severnyi microdistrict in Zarechnoye village, where, as part of the Nurly Zher Housing Programme, 279 houses are being built. “Now,...

Ecological tourism planned for Charyn, Ile-Alatau and Kolsai Lakes national parks

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources and Ministry of Culture and Sports are planning ecological tourism projects in Charyn, Ile-Alatau and Kolsai Lakes national parks. The programme will increase the annual tourist flow from 1.3 million to 3.4 million by 2025 and ensure the...

National Museum hosts ArmandaStar exhibition to celebrate young Kazakh artists

NUR-SULTAN – The ArmandaStar exhibition, designed to support the work of young artists as part of the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan, opened Aug. 2 at the National Museum. “Kazakhstan’s First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, declared the year 2019 as the Year of Youth. In this regard, various events are...

Nur-Sultan to host 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, winners to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

NUR-SULTAN – Athletes from around the world will compete in the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships at the capital’s Barys Arena Sept. 14-22, reports United World Wrestling. Senior wrestling is the term for a competitive category that includes men’s Greco-Roman wrestling and women’s and men’s freestyle wrestling. It does...

Young people learn family values, acquire sense of environmental responsibility through social life, says Slavic community leader

NUR-SULTAN – The Slavic ethno cultural centre in the Pavlodar Region has been working for 23 years to preserve Slavic culture and languages by promoting creativity, physical and spiritual development, patriotism and humanist education, especially among youth, said the centre’s head Tatyana Kuzina. “The most important thing for young...

Celebrating Kazakhstan’s rich history helps move nation toward a successful future

When the Ruhani Zhangyru initiative to modernise Kazakhstan’s national identity was launched by Kazakhstan’s First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, in 2017, it was recognised as a courageous step. It came, after all, at a time when many other countries seemed, as now, to be looking inwards and often backwards. Given...

Kazakhstan and India move toward new horizons of cooperation

As is well-known, India is the most populous democracy and the sixth largest economy in the world with a GDP of 2.69 trillion. U.S. analysts predict India, currently the world’s sixth largest economy, could become the third largest by 2025. The Indian Government is implementing programmes to stimulate economic...