Articles by Abira Kuandyk

Kazakhstan Increases Flights with UAE and Turkey

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s SCAT airlines has made the decision to increase flights to the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting Feb. 15, while Turkish air carriers will add more flights between Almaty and Antalya, the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee reported.   The decision is made by the Interdepartmental Commission on…

Kazakh President and Uzbek Foreign Minister Discuss Strengthening of Bilateral Relations 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Uzbek Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations during the minister’s official working visit to Nur-Sultan on Feb. 18, the Akorda press service reported. Kamilov delivered Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s message in support of an initiative to hold the “Central Asia and South…

Forest Cover in Kazakhstan Increases by 188,000 Hectares in 2020

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s forest area has reversed its decline and increased by 188,000 hectares in 2020. The country’s forest cover is expected to reach 5 percent by 2030, said the Kazakh Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Yerlan Nyssanbayev at a recent ministry meeting.  Nyssanbayev shared the results of the work for 2020. …

Shymkent Launches 20 MW Capacity Solar Power Plant Worth $15 Million

NUR-SULTAN – A new 20 MW capacity solar power plant, the third in Shymkent, has started operating in the Aikol residential area, the Kazakh Invest National Company press service reported. The power plant covers the area of 50 hectares. The project, worth 6.2 billion tenge (US$14.7 million), has already attracted foreign investors.  The city authorities…

Kazakhstan Establishes International Centre for Rapprochement of Cultures under Aegis of UNESCO to Promote Interethnic and Interreligious Harmony

NUR-SULTAN – Preserving and strengthening intercultural and interreligious harmony and prioritising dialogue and social consensus has always been the fundamental pillars of the state policy during the 30 years of an independent Kazakhstan. Today, Kazakhstan will have a unique international platform aimed at spreading the values of intercultural dialogue at the international level. Kazakh President…

Kazakhstan to Conduct Online Population Census Starting Sep. 1 

NUR-SULTAN – The online population census will begin on September 1, 2021 in Kazakhstan. This decision was made at the first meeting of the special commission for the national population census of Kazakhstan in 2021. Kazakh citizens will have an alternative option to participating in the census: not only by providing information to the census…

Kazakh Tazy Breed, Cultural Heritage of Nomads, Seeks Recognition of FCI International Canine Organization

NUR-SULTAN – Tazy is one of the jety kazyna (seven treasures) of the Kazakh people. For centuries, this four-legged heirloom of the nation has been the most devoted friend and reliable counterpart to nomads. The distinctive features of tazy are the breeds rare delicacy and tact in relations with people, it’s innate aristocracy, amazing cleanliness,…

Tokayev Pledges Support For Local Entrepreneurs at Samruk Business Forum

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev participated at the Samruk Business Forum during which the local businesses and the Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund signed preliminary contracts and strategic agreements for a total of 67 billion tenge (US$160 million) on Feb. 11, the Akorda press service reported.  Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted the importance of…

Kazakhstan Resumes and Increases Flights with Five Countries Starting Feb. 10

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan increases and resumes international flights to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and the Maldives from Feb. 10, the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee reported.  This permission was given by the Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing the Emergence and Spread of Coronavirus in Kazakhstan.  Flights to Russia have increased up to seven times a week, from…

Nation’s Economy of Simple Things Program Approves Production of Aluminum Cans Project Worth US$56 Million in Shymkent 

NUR-SULTAN – The Nation’s Economy of Simple Things program has financed the production of aluminum cans worth 23.4 billion tenge (US$56 million) in Shymkent. The plant is to be unique and the only one operating in Central Asia, the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs press service reported. The Economy of Simple Things program, within the…