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Kazakh PM presents International Centre of Green Technologies in Astana

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s new International Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects was presented during the Astana Economic Forum called Global Challenges Summit during a panel discussion by high officials and experts on the project. Included on the “Green economy: New model of sustainable development” panel were Kazakh Prime Minister Bakhytzhan …

IT park in Kyzylorda opens, aims to be centre for creativity, collaboration

ASTANA – The Kyzylorda region’s first IT park was presented April 20 in Abdilda Tazhibaev regional universal scientific library. There, it is hoped talented youth will be able to develop start-up projects and attract investors, the official Kyzylorda region Akimat (administration) website reports. “The purpose of this park is...

Hazret Sultan Mosque presents updated website

ASTANA – The capital’s Hazret Sultan Mosque presented a new version of muslim.kz, the spiritual and educational portal, May 16, the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “Several sections, such as illustrated namaz (prayer) and Qur’an, were added to the new muslim.kz. Website visitors can also use...

Embassies of Portugal, Brazil mark Portuguese Language and Cultures Day

ASTANA – The embassies of Portugal and Brazil in Kazakhstan celebrated Portuguese Language and Cultures Day May 5 with a programme of music, poetry and more at Ramada Plaza in the Kazakh capital. Joining in the festivities were Chargé d’Affaires of Portugal in Astana Adelino Vieira da Cunha da...

Kazakh-Uzbek trade grows 50% in Q1 2018, could reach $3 billion by yearend, Mamin says

ASTANA – Kazakh-Uzbek trade grew 50 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year and the countries are working to grow trade to $3 billion by the end of the year, said Kazakh First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin during a May 4...

Kazakh businesses, Eastern European technology company to cooperate

ASTANA – Kazakh businesses and regional executive bodies signed agreements with Belarus-Russian Galaktika, a leading Eastern European technological company, on the fringes of the Astana Economic Forum. The memoranda, inked by Transtelecom, Zerde, the national info-communications company, Astana Innovations and the West Kazakhstan region akimat (administration), will serve as...

‘Music is to cooking like coffee is to a Monday morning’ for Astana Marriot sous chef

Twenty-nine-year-old Andrey Volkov moved from Moscow to become the sous chef at the Astana Marriott Hotel alongside Executive Chef Heri Sudarmanto. The Astana Times recently interviewed Volkov about his journey as a chef and culinary experiences in Astana. Did you plan to dedicate your entire life to cooking? To...

Deutsches Theatre in Kazakhstan: in sync with times

ASTANA – Deutsches Theatre (Republican German Drama Theatre), the first German diaspora theatre in the Soviet Union, opened in December 1980 in the city of Temirtau. As the troupe celebrates its 38th birthday this year, it remains the only German theatre in the post-Soviet space. The initial and continuing...

Kazakh boxer Beibut Shumenov to fight for WBA belt in Astana

ASTANA – Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11KOs), Kazakhstan’s first and only light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, will face Turkish boxer Hizni Altunkaya (30-1, 17KOs) for the WBA (Regular) cruiserweight world champion belt. The bout will be held in the capital. Shumenov, 34, a 2004 Olympian who now lives in...

Math teacher and methodologist among Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces

ASTANA – Tatyana Kucher, one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, has devoted more than 45 years to teaching mathematics, nurturing future teachers and developing methodology. She believes a good teacher should be a friend, helping students discover knowledge on their own in order to succeed. “I believe a teacher...

Astana Process talks remain key to eventual diplomatic solution in Syria

Despite the best efforts of the international community, many long-running issues in the Middle East remain unresolved. Just recently, the uncertainty over the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, as well as the decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, have added to the region’s complex challenges. Elsewhere, the long-running conflict…

Wake up! France has changed

Since President Emmanuel Macron was elected in May 2017, France’s economy is transforming at a lightning pace. Elected on an ambitious programme, the President has set about to modernise the French economic landscape. Since May 2017, France has changed. Our country is determined to weigh in on the crucial decisions that the international community will…