Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

City of Turkestan Joins Organization of World Heritage Cities

NUR-SULTAN – Turkestan has entered into the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), according to the OWHC Regional Secretariat for Euro-Asia. Located 150 kilometers to the north of Shymkent, Turkestan is one of the ancient Kazakh cities, which is famous for its 14th century Khodja Ahmed Yassawi mausoleum and other historical attractions.  Joining the OWHC’s…

The 100 New Faces of Kazakhstan Project Puts Out Call for Applications For Its Fourth Season

NUR-SULTAN –  The fourth season of the 100 New Faces of Kazakhstan project is calling for applications from February 22 until March 15, the press service of the Ministry of Information and Social Development reported.  Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev initiated the project in 2017 as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program.  The…

Kazakh Capital Hosts a Poetry Event to Commemorate 580th Anniversary of Poet Alisher Navoi

NUR-SULTAN – The International spiritual event dedicated to the 580th anniversary of great poet and thinker Alisher Navoi was held on Feb. 21 at the House of Friendship in Nur-Sultan, the press service of the Ministry of Information and Social Development reported.  The event was organized by the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, the…

Wind Farm and Hydro Power Plant to Launch This Year in Zhambyl Region

NUR-SULTAN – A wind farm and a hydro power plant will be launched in the Zhambyl region this year, the regional press service reported.  Overall, two renewable energy facilities are expected to launch in the coming years.    Two wind facilities will be built in the Zhanatas and Karatau districts and two hydroelectric power stations on…

Japanese Companies to Invest in Digital Projects in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Japanese companies Japan DX and Land Management Co. Ltd announced plans to invest $150 million in digital projects in Kazakhstan, the press service of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Japan reported. The newly established Japan DX KZ joint company will work on the implementation of the information and communication infrastructure projects in…

Kazakhstan to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Membership in United Nations in 2022

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its acceptance as a full member of the United Nations (UN) in 2022 to commemorate the events of Mar. 2, 1992, which took place less than three months after Kazakhstan declared its independence. This was a major step towards international recognition of an independent Kazakhstan.   A…

ForteBank Kulanshi Art Space Gallery Opens “Master and Disciple” Exhibition Featuring Works Created During Lockdown

NUR-SULTAN – The ForteBank Kulanshi Art Space gallery presented the “Master and Disciple” exhibition showcasing works created by teachers and students of the Kazakh National University of Arts in Nur-Sultan, reported the press service of the gallery. This is the 20th exhibition organized at the gallery since its opening in 2016.   The exhibition’s theme highlights…

Ayalagan Alakan Charity Fund Presents Paintings of Talented Children With Disabilities in India

NUR-SULTAN – The Ayalagan Alakan (Caring Hand) Charity Fund initiated “The world through the eyes of children” exhibition in Hyderabad, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Feb.11.  The exhibition featuring paintings of children with disabilities was supported by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India. In the near future the…

Young Kazakh Scientist Develops COVID-19 Rapid Test, Expects Clinical Trials and Approval for General Use

NUR-SULTAN – Bolat Sultankulov, 32, is a brilliant Kazakh scientist, who started pursuing his career during the era of Kazakhstan’s independence. Now, he is making an important contribution to the scientific progress of his country with his latest development.  Sultankulov immediately caught the attention of the audience and media after he wrote a post about…

Kazakh Prime Minister Sets Priorities for Renewable Energy Agenda, More Effective Tax Administration

NUR-SULTAN – The development of renewable sources needs a systematic approach, said Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin at the Feb. 9 meeting of the government.  Mamin noted that environmental issues are priority tasks outlined in President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s agenda. Renewable energy is one of the tools for improving the environment. In 2020, 25 renewable energy…