Kazakhstan Supports New Silk Road and One Belt, One Road Initiatives, Official Says

ASTANA – Kazakhstan supports the New Silk Road and One Belt, One Road initiatives and is implementing its own economic policy – Nurly Zhol – in accordance with the...


10th-Grader from Aktobe Translates Harry Potter into Kazakh

ASTANA – Aktobe Nazarbayev Intellectual School (NIS) student Assylai Seitenova has translated the first of Harry Potter books into Kazakh to help foreigners learn the language and make the...


Ontustik Invest 2016 Highlights South Kazakhstan’s Business Potential

ASTANA – The April 28-29 Ontustik Invest 2016 forum and exhibition highlighted business opportunities in South Kazakhstan. “South Kazakhstan is an important trade centre with 11 industrial zones. Developing...


Kazakh Military Observers Return from UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire

ASTANA – Kazakh Armed Forces Major Akylbai Kussainov and Captain Rustem Suleimenov returned from Côte d’Ivoire where they served as UN military observers for one year, according to the...


Moldova Expresses Interest in Buying Kazakh Railroad Products

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) President Askar Mamin and the head of the Railroad of Moldova Yuryi Topal held a meeting in Astana on April 25. The Moldovan representative expressed...


Astana Commemorates Kazakhs Who Helped Clean up after Chernobyl

Astana recently held a ceremony honouring the more than 30,000 Kazakhs who helped clean up and mitigate the consequences of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident....


New Plant in Atyrau Produces Salt

A new plant in Atyrau is going to produce salt and chemical solutions. The salt is mined on Inder Lake, which covers more than 110 square kilometres and is...


Made in Kazakhstan Product Store Opens in Astana

A newly opened store in Citrum shopping mall in Astana offers 2,000 different domestically produced goods. The shop is part of the Khalyk Markasy (People’s Mark) programme and gathered...


Nazarbayev Signs Law to Promote Green Economy Development

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law “On introducing amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on the transition to green economy,” reported the Akorda...


Beauties and Legends of Taraz

ASTANA – Architectural treasures, marvellous monuments, picturesque buildings, bustling bazaars and streets surrounded by lush greenery. If this sounds magical and attractive, Taraz, a city with a unique history...


BI Group Employee Is Undisputed Almaty Marathon Champion

ASTANA – BI Group employee Aidyn Kasen recently became the undisputed champion of the fifth Almaty charity marathon. He covered the race in 2 hours, 42 minutes and 58...


Kazakh FM Lays Out President’s Peace Initiatives at CICA Meeting in Beijing

ASTANA – Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov told the April 28 fifth foreign ministers’ meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Beijing...


Cultural Centre in Argentina Spreads Kazakh News, Stays Active

ASTANA – Being thousands of kilometres from what one calls “homeland” could, with time, easily erase anyone’s identity. Yet despite the migratory nature of the current day, Kazakh citizens...


IOFS Will Promote Innovations in Agriculture and Food Security

ASTANA – Government representatives of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states gathered in the city April 28 to witness the establishment of the Islamic Organisation for Food...


Filtered, Bottled or Tap: What Kind of Water to Drink in Astana

ASTANA – In our digital, fast-moving and modern era, we sometimes forget to ask ourselves essential questions. One such question is what type of water are we drinking these...


Saudi FM Makes First Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets with President Nazarbayev

ASTANA – Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir visited Kazakhstan for the first time April 27, meeting with Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his counterpart Erlan Idrissov. At...


Consolidation of Society around Common Values in Focus of Assembly of the People Session

ASTANA – More than 1,500 people participated in the 24th annual session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the country’s independence....


Broadband Internet to Reach 90% of Kazakh Students within Four Years, Education Minister Says

ASTANA – In the next three-four years, access to broadband internet will reach 90 percent of students in Kazakhstan, Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev said recently at...


Beautiful South Particularly Attractive in Spring: Why Worth Visiting Shymkent and Turkestan

ASTANA – South Kazakhstan is full of ancient towns, historic monuments and sacred places. Thousands of tourists flock to the region located among vast steppes and mountain masses. Shymkent...


Kazatomprom’s Transformation to Increase Company’s Efficiency, Chair of Board Says

Last year, Kazatomprom confirmed its status of a major mining company and earned more than 35 billion tenge (US$103.9 million) in net profit. Although considering that Kazatomprom has been...


Challenges Pressure Kazakhstan Economy, but Reforms Will Continue, Former Official Says

Having forged a successful career in both the public and private sectors, Rakhim Oshakbayev possesses an intimate and unique understanding of the Kazakhstan economy. Before becoming Vice Minister for...


New Centre for Children with Disabilities Opens in Taraz

The new modern Centre for Psychological and Pedagogical Correction for Children with Disabilities was opened in Taraz on April 20, reported the press service of Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth...


Switzerland to Demonstrate Solar Panels at EXPO 2017

Switzerland is going to demonstrate its innovative solar panels for the first time at EXPO 2017 in Astana, announced representative of the Swiss national pavilion Philippe Roesle. “We will...


Kazakhstan, Russia Use New Method for Uranium Exploration

The Rosatom press service recently announced that two joint ventures Karatau and Akbastau together with Kazatomprom and Uranium One are working on a unique technique to extract uranium by...


Astana Collects Electronic and Electric Waste

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Energy recently announced a new action to collect electronic and electric waste. From April 15-May 15, capital residents can donate old electronic equipment...


Golovkin Tops Wade, Earns 35th Win, Extends KO Streak to 22

ASTANA – Kazakh boxer and EXPO 2017 ambassador Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (35 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws, 32 knock outs) completely outperformed, out-powered and dominated U.S. opponent Dominic Wade...


KADEX to Showcase Kazakh Multiple Launch Rocket System

The Petropavlovsk-based Heavy Engineering Plant will present their recent developments at the Fourth International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment KADEX, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry...


Astana Arlans Defeat Venezulean Contender, Reach WSB Semifinal

The Astana Arlans boxing club, part of the Astana Presidential Professional Sports Club continues to defend its title in the World Series Boxing (WSB). Two-time WSB Champions Arlans completed...


Lessons of the 13th Eurasian Media Forum

There is no denying that our planet faces many sizeable challenges. The current economic situation is setting new tests for every country. The turmoil in the Middle East is...


Journalist Paul Salopek Continues 21,000-Mile ‘Out of Eden Walk’ in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and National Geographic Fellow travel writer Paul Salopek set a goal to walk the global trail of first humans who migrated out of...


Spanish FM Visits Astana, Signs Green Bridge Partnership Charter

ASTANA – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov and Spanish acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil discussed trade, the environment and international...


Astana Opera Stages Puccini’s Famous ‘Madame Butterfly’

ASTANA – One of Giacomo Puccini’s greatest operas, “Madame Butterfly,” was staged at the Astana Opera April 15-16 within the framework of the Year of Italian Culture in Kazakhstan....


Why Kazakhstan’s Model of Maintaining Ethnic Diversity Deserves Attention

Our world is getting smaller as modern transport and technology allows people, goods, ideas and conversations to flow faster and more easily. But it is also, sadly, becoming more...


President Briefed on Textile, Pharmaceutical Industries during visit to South Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was briefed on the work and products of a new factory of Сhimpharm and textile company during a recent working visit to South...


Kazakhstan Supports Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation in Eurasia, Senate Chair Tells Forum

ASTANA – Kazakhstan supports initiatives promoting inter-parliamentary interaction among Eurasian countries, Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Senate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the first meeting of speakers of Eurasian countries’ parliaments “Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation...


Kazakhstan, Indonesia to Mark 23rd Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

Kazakhstan and Indonesia. What can be the common ground between these countries? Island and equatorial Indonesia, with a population more than 14 times greater than that of continental Kazakhstan,...


Eurasian Media Forum Discusses Global Problems, Future of European Union, Economy

ASTANA – The April 20-22 Eurasia Media Forum brought together more than 500 international politicians, pundits and journalists to discuss a myriad of international issues. “Globalisation through business, digital...


Country Readies to Celebrate Day of Unity of People of Kazakhstan on May 1

ASTANA – The Day of Unity of the People of Kazakhstan is to be marked on May 1 with celebrations all over the country. This day is celebrated to...


Israeli Ambassador in Astana: Our Relations Are Based on Mutual Respect

ASTANA – April 10 marked the 24th year of bilateral relations between Israel and Kazakhstan. Israel was among the first nations to recognise Central Asia’s newly-emerged independent countries, including Kazakhstan....


Patrick Twumasi: Sometimes You Have to Overcome Many Difficulties to Get Where You Want

ASTANA – Well-known among the capital’s fans, 21-year-old Ghanaian striker Patrick Twumasi, who plays for the Kazakh Premier League club FC Astana, has more than 10 matches and scored...


New Kazakhstan Military History Museum Offers Display with Items from Swedish Army History

ASTANA – Opened only five months ago, there is not yet a lot on the web about Kazakhstan’s only historic military museum. As it establishes ties and exchanges information...


Survey Shows Kazakh Youth Are Pleased with Their Country and Future

ASTANA – The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung or FES) and Research Institute Public Opinion presented a publication called “Youth of Central Asia. Kazakhstan” on April 6-7 in...


World Bank Marks Progress on Salamatty Kazakhstan Programme, Kazakh Official Says

ASTANA – All eight target indicators have been achieved during the implementation of the Salamatty Kazakhstan initiative. Vice Minister of Health and Social Development Alexei Tsoi announced that the...


Italian Violinist Massimo Quarto Performs Around Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Famous Italian maestro Massimo Quarto performed in Astana on April 19, Almaty on April 20 and Aktau on April 23 with a series of concerts dedicated to...


UNESCO Department to Honour 80th Birthday of Kazakh Poet, Anti-Nuclear Activist

ASTANA – The 80th anniversary of great Kazakh poet, writer and anti-nuclear activist Olzhas Suleimenov will be commemorated May 12 with an event at Lev Gumilyov Eurasian National University...


150 Renewable Energy Professionals Gather for Astana Conference

ASTANA – Approximately 150 renewable energy projects developers and representatives of engineering, consulting and advisory companies in the energy sector gathered in Astana April 20-21 for the Kazakhstan Power...


First Islamic Organisation for Food Security Summit Is Progress toward a Better World

In many ways, the fight against global hunger has been one of the great successes of recent decades. According to the UN’s latest Food Insecurity report, the number of...


Eurasian Media Forum Gathers Experts, Politicians to Discuss International Agenda

ASTANA – More than 400 delegates from more than 50 countries and approximately 30 authoritative speakers gathered here for the 13th Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) on April 21-22. Issues...


Kazakhstan to Host Cutting Edge Mining Industry Competence Centre

ASTANA – McKinsey & Company in collaboration with the Almaty Tech Garden autonomous cluster fund has launched a Mining Industry Competence Centre in Almaty, Kazakhstan.   Being a part...


Bukeikhanov Substantiated Idea of National Statehood Revival, Says Kazakh Secretary of State

ASTANA – Prominent public figure and statesman, scholar, journalist and ethnographer Alikhan Bukeikhanov devoted his vivid and versatile life to liberating and developing the Kazakh nation, said Kazakh Secretary...