Articles by Aidana Yergaliyeva

Kazakhstan Makes Colossal Strides in Raising Its International E-Governance Ranking

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has hopped 10 lines up in the ranking of the United Nations’ (the UN’s) E-government Development Index (EGDI) in 2020 – a list comprised of the 193 UN member countries, reported the press service of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations, and Aerospace Industry. The new ranking places Kazakhstan in 29th place,…

Cargo Transit Through Kazakhstan Increases 54 percent Over First Half Year

NUR-SULTAN – The transit volume of cargo through Kazakhstan increased 54 percent from January to June as compared to the same period last year, reported Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) national railway company press service. Transportation reached a capacity of more than 450,200 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU). “KTZ followed the results of work for the first half…

Internal Affairs Minister: Crime Rate In Kazakhstan Fell 37 percent in First Half Year 

NUR-SULTAN – The crime rate in Kazakhstan decreased 37 percent to 71,800 in the first six months of 2020, said Kazakh Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev in a July 11 video address, reported polisia.kz.   The Kazakh ministry observed significant improvements “thanks to the strengthening of measures to protect the rule of law in…

Kazakhstan and North Macedonia Mark 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and North Macedonia have seen many improvements on the eve of their 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Chargée d’Affaires ad interim of North Macedonia in Kazakhstan Viktorija Chavkoska spoke about the progress in the bilateral relations between the two countries in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times. Kazakhstan and North Macedonia…

President Tokayev Signs New Public Health Code to Provide Extra Legal Protection For Kazakh Medical Workers

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed into law a new Code of Public Health and Healthcare System July 7, as well as the Law On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts on Healthcare Issues, the Akorda press service reported. The new code strengthened legal protection for medical workers, introduced a differentiated approach to…

Russian Medical Professionals Arrive in Nur-Sultan to Assist Kazakh Counterparts in Fight Against COVID-19 

NUR-SULTAN – A group of 32 Russian medical workers arrived July 6 in Nur-Sultan on a special flight of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the MFA) press service reported . The specialists will consult and assist Kazakh colleagues in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kazakh Ministry…

Kazakh Capital’s Emergency Medical Services Handling Increased Pandemic Workload With Utmost Professionalism

NUR-SULTAN – The workload on the emergency medical services (EMS) significantly increased during the pandemic in all parts of the world. Approximately 1,400 Kazakh ambulance teams circulate daily to serve around 18,000 calls in Kazakhstan. The Kazakh government introduced lockdown measures in mid-March and managed to keep the COVID-19 spread low and boasts among the…

Kazakhstan’s Investment Attractiveness Shifts Focus From Oil to Mining Sector, says AIX CEO

NUR-SULTAN – The stock market is facing a highly uncertain economic environment. Although many experts forecasted a decrease in investment flow to developing countries during the pandemic, Kazakhstan might compensate by boosting its investment flow to other economic sectors such as mining, the Astana International Exchange (AIX) administration said during a July 2 press briefing…

Kazakhstan Launches Free Telehealth Service Pilot Program in Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan launched a pilot project that provides free virtual consultation with qualified doctors in three medical institutions in Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Shymkent on June 30th. The service is regarded as a part of the primary health care (PHC) program and is part of  a package of guaranteed volume of free medical care (GOBMP).…

Central Asia – Foreign Ministers Meet With US Secretary of State Pompeo For C5+1 High Level Talks

NUR-SULTAN – Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov, Tajikistan Sirojiddin Mukhriddin, Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale discussed plans to expand trade and economic ties in a June 30th regular C5 +…