Articles by Abira Kuandyk

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

West Kazakhstan Region Shows Positive Dynamics in Agriculture and Manufacturing Industries in 2020

NUR-SULTAN — The West Kazakhstan region showed positive dynamics in the main socio-economic indicators by the end of 2020, the region has been implementing major projects in attracting investments, manufacturing industrial products, agriculture and the creation of workplaces, according to primeminister.kz.  The manufacturing industry is one of the major sectors of the region’s economy. The…

Kazakhstan’s Karaganda Pharmaceutical Complex Begins Production of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin gave his report on the epidemiological situation and the vaccination plan in the country to the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Akorda press-service reported on April 13.  From April onwards, two million people are expected to be vaccinated every month in the regions, said Mamin.  By September, it…

Kazakh Prime Minister Explains Implementation of Vaccination Schedule 

NUR-SULTAN — Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin discussed the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country and instructed officials to ensure implementation of the vaccination schedule at an April 12 government meeting, according to primeminister.kz.  “The Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has set a clear task to stabilize the sanitary and epidemiological situation and increase…

Zhambyl Region’s Economy Shows 2.2 Percent Growth Rate with Positive Dynamics in Key Industries

NUR-SULTAN — The Zhambyl region’s main drivers of socio-economic stability comes from key industries such as manufacturing, trade and agriculture. At the end of 2020, the region retained its growth dynamics in all major economic indicators, reports primeminister.kz.  According to the analysis of the development of manufacturing, tourism industries, small and medium-sized businesses, the volume…

Kazakhstan Develops Satellite Internet Link Up to One Web Global Satellite Network

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is preparing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Baikonur cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan becoming the main launching pad from where the Vostok-1 spacecraft with the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin took off on April 12, 1961. These days, Baikonur cosmodrome among other things has been launching satellites into space as part of the…

Tokayev’s New Special Representative for International Cooperation Will Advance Kazakhstan’s Leadership Agenda

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hired a new Special Representative for International Cooperation Erzhan Kazykhanov, a special newly created position to facilitate Kazakhstan’s leadership in international cooperation by a recent decree of the Kazakh President, the Akorda press-service reported on April 7.  Tokayev noted that the establishment of this new position in the structure…

Kazakh Boxer Firuza Sharipova Becomes World Champion After M13 International Tournament KO (Video)

NUR-SULTAN — Kazakh boxer Firuza Sharipova won an early knockdown victory by defeating Russian Julia Chernoborodova at the fight which took place on April 3 at the Basket-Hall arena in Kazan, Tatarstan at a boxing evening organized by M13, according to the M13 organization press-service.  From the beginning of the battle, Sharipova was more active…

Children Welfare Index to Be Introduced in Kazakhstan 

NUR-SULTAN – The Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights of the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Institute for Economic Research have signed a joint action plan for the implementation of the Children Wellbeing Index, according to the Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights press-service on…

Interview: Kazakhstan Forges Ahead With Green Energy Plans, Sets New Targets For 2030

NUR-SULTAN – “Our slogan is ‘Make Kazakhstan Green Again’. Our predecessors treasured us with ninth largest and the most beautiful country in the world, with vast and unexplored natural resources, including renewables. Our main goal is to put the inexhaustible energy of sun, wind, water and biomass towards serving the growing needs of the nation”,…

Kazakhstan and Turkey to Cooperate in Alp-Arslan Historical TV Series

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Turkey will shoot a joint historical film and series. The leading Turkish and Kazakh television channels are working on the “Alp-Arslan” historical series consisting of six episodes, according to the 24.kz news agency. Alp-Arslan means “heroic lion” in Turkish, a name given to the second Sultan of the Seljuk Empire who…