Congress of World Religions adopts declaration to build peace

ASTANA – Religious leaders adopted a declaration on the role of religion in the modern context Oct. 11 on the second and final day of the Sixth Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions here. “We appeal to all people of faith and goodwill to unite in this difficult …

Education ministry to raise social status of teachers, improve kindergartens

ASTANA – Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev briefed government officials Oct. 9 on the country’s education system and development plans for the next two years. First, a new law on the status of teachers in schools will be prepared, Sagadiyev said. The law will cover ways to...

Astana city administration to modernise transport system

ASTANA – Additional one-way roads and congestion pricing will decrease traffic jams in the capital, said a city akimat (administration) representative at a Sept. 27 press conference. Traffic flow should accelerate by increasing the number of one-way streets, which, according to experts, is expected to improve the transport stream’s...

Congress of World Religions adopts declaration to build peace

ASTANA – Religious leaders adopted a declaration on the role of religion in the modern context Oct. 11 on the second and final day of the Sixth Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions here. “We appeal to all people of faith and goodwill to unite in...

Kazakh, Uzbek close ties stand test of time, says Uzbek ambassador

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, sharing not only the border, but culture, history and spiritual values, have enjoyed a dynamic partnership over the years, with the bilateral ties withstanding the test of time, said Uzbek ambassador to Kazakhstan Saidikram Niyazkhojaev in an interview with The Astana Times. The nations...

Tengiz field companies launch $5 billion project to dig 66 gas wells

ASTANA – Sixty-six gas wells will be drilled at the Tengiz field as part of the $5 billion North East Ring Project (NERP), said Union of Kazakhstan Oilfield Service Companies Chair Rashid Zhaksylykov at an Oct. 10 press conference. Tengiz is Kazakhstan’s major oil and gas field operated by...

World Bank loan will help develop Kazakh, Kyrgyz tourism

ASTANA – Almost 2.5 million people are expected to benefit from sustainable tourism development and greater regional connectivity in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk-Kul region as part of the Central Asia Regional Links programme’s third phase (CARs-3), reports devdiscourse.com. The third phase was approved by the World Bank in October, for which...

Astana Opera to premiere ‘The Barber of Seville’ opera with 4D effects

ASTANA – Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” opera staged by Italian director Alfonso Antoniozzi will premiere Oct. 12-14 at the Astana Opera House, reported the theatre’s press service. Sundet Baigozhin and Emil Sakavov will perform the part of Figaro, Yevgeniy Chainikov and Alexander Krassikov will play Bartolo and...

Gennady Golovkin plans to promote Kazakh boxers

ASTANA – Famous Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin wants to help young Kazakh boxers succeed in the sport, he said during a recent press conference in Almaty. “I thank every citizen of Kazakhstan for support, which is very important. I know people wake up very early to support me, I...

Kapparov fellowship affords Kazakh students Harvard education

ASTANA – Several notable Kazakh graduates have attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Since 2017, many more students from Central Asia are having the opportunity to attend the prestigious public policy and administration institute. Initiated by his wife Gaukhar Kapparova and friends Yerbolat Dossayev,...

Remarks by Kazakh President at the opening of the Sixth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

Remarks by H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan at the opening of the Sixth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions Palace of Peace and Harmony, Astana Dear participants of the Congress and guests! I am sincerely happy to welcome you to Kazakhstan Your Eminences and Congregations! Excellencies! Dear participants and guests of the…

Romanian energy official ‘very optimistic’ about progress, prospects for energy industry cooperation with Kazakhstan

In an interview with this newspaper during his recent visit to Kazakhstan, Robert Tudorache, secretary of state of the Ministry of Energy of Romania, spoke about the state and the future of energy cooperation between his country and Kazakhstan. “The Joint Investment Fund of the Government of Romania and KMGI will strengthen the company’s position…