Articles by Aidana Yergaliyeva

ECO Networks offers Kazakh businesses a way to make recycling profitable

NUR-SULTAN – Discussions of environmental responsibility have now permeated Kazakh society and the one-year-old ECO Networks project aims to change how people dispose of waste, starting with the workplace.  ECO Networks helps businesses create their own Eco Offices, where employees can sort waste for recycling, find companies to distribute their sorted waste – and thereby…

Akmola Region governor organises first investors’ hour to improve region’s investment climate

NUR-SULTAN – Akmola Region Akim (Governor) Yermek Marzhikpaev organised the first investor hour and personal entrepreneurs’ reception Nov. 27 at the Atameken Regional Chamber of Entrepreneurs.  During the informal session, potential investors and entrepreneurs with investment initiatives presented nearly 20 tourism, agriculture and medicine projects and development plans and outlined problems they face in executing…

Kazakh social workers to start adaptation course for children returned from Iraq

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s humanitarian operation on Nov. 27 brought 14 children back to their homeland from an Iraqi prison, where they have been living for two years with their mothers. The life “after” will start for them with courses of rehabilitation at Pravo public fund’s regional centres. “There are six of them (mothers). They are…

Baiterek Holding creates favourable investment climate, suggests ways to minimise risks in Kazakh market

NUR-SULTAN – Baiterek National Managing Holding attracts investments by ensuring support to foreign investors from the initial stages of project development through implementation, Baiterek Chair Aidar Arifkhanov told The Astana Times in an exclusive interview. Baiterek is the Kazakh government’s key financial agent responsible for the country’s diversification and sustainable economic growth. It manages 11…

Nur-Sultan’s embassies donate baskets of national products as sponsors present gifts to Dec. 1 Christmas Charity Bazaar

NUR-SULTAN – The Ambassadors Spouses Astana (ASA) association presented baskets of products and goods donated by embassies and sponsors for the 12th Christmas Charity Bazaar at the Basket Day event in Nur-Sultan Nov. 25. Fifty-three embassies have donated baskets for the bazaar, which will be held Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in…

Nazarbayev’s book on Kazakhstan’s nuclear disarmament translated into Norwegian

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Embassy in Norway presented the Norwegian translation of First President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s book “The Epicentre of Peace” Nov. 21 at the House of Literature in Oslo. Norwegians will be able to get closer to the history of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site and Kazakhstan’s renunciation of nuclear weapons.…

Nur-Sultan’s new international composers contest discovers young talents

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh capital drew 115 composers under 35 years old from 24 countries to compete in the first New Music Generation international composers’ competition in Zhambyl Zhabayev Hall at the Kazakh National University of Arts Nov. 15 to 19, according to the university. “Any competition of composers is a huge event in the…

Kazakh AVANGAR defeats Syman Gaming cyber athletes at WESG Central Asia, both qualify for WESG Asia

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh AVANGAR cybersport club won Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), defeating Syman Gaming at the Nov. 16-17 World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Central Asia 2019 in Almaty. Both finalists qualified for the Asian championship.  Six teams from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan received one million tenge (US$ 2,584) and advanced to WESG…

Kazakh Senate ratifies extradition treaty between Kazakhstan, Ukraine

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Senate ratified the Law On Ratification of the Extradition Agreement between Kazakhstan and Ukraine Nov. 7. The new terms will allow the countries to exchange individuals suspected of crimes, as well as those who evade executing court decisions. The gradual withdrawal of Ukraine from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) increased…

Kazakh-Italian cooperation offers immense unexplored opportunities, says top Italian official

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Italy can offer each other huge opportunities for growth – it is just a matter of time until the two build stronger relations, said Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Manlio Di Stefano in an exclusive interview for this story. Kazakhstan is seeking ways to diversify its oil-based economy,…