Articles by Aigerim Sadykova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Kazakh hospitals to do away with paper records, switch to electronic health passports

ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of Health plans to do away with paper records beginning January 2019 by completely turning to electronic health passports. Half of Kostanai residents will have passports by the end of the year, said regional health department deputy head Ekaterina Slobodenyuk during a briefing at the regional communications service. “Electronic health…

Reconstructed Astana park will reflect Almaty region

ASTANA – Almaty region and BI Group are reconstructing the capital’s Arai Park in conjunction with the city’s 20th anniversary. The project will present the region’s remarkable sites in one location, said project head Dauren Alzhasarov, according to Elorda Aqparat news agency. “The park will include an entrance with an arch, an alley with fountains…

Akmola region reproductive dairy farm to provide jobs

ASTANA – A specialised reproductive farm to be established in Burabai area, Akmola region, will provide jobs for local residents and develop the Kazakh dairy industry. The industry is taking a new direction, as the unique project will create opportunities in rural areas and provide additional tax revenue. It will use high technology and international…

Annual BI Marathon promotes sports and charity

ASTANA – The annual BI Marathon, the largest sporting event in Central Asia, will be held May 27 in the capital. The third charity run will differ from previous year’s events with the launch of a Sports Fair. Marathon organiser BI Group has invited 60 companies to exhibit their goods and equipment May 25-27. City…

eGov.kz launches robot consultant to streamline services

ASTANA – The electronic government service eGov.kz has launched its first consulting robot, Kenes, from the Kazakh word for advice, in testing mode. Kenes answers calls to Single Contact Centre number 1414 and consults on the most popular public service requests, according to head of the National Information Technologies (NIT) public-private company Aset Turysov. “As…

New York CEO dreams of launching tours, volunteer programmes to bring US to Kazakhstan

ASTANA – As CEO of the international business Global Government Partners Corporation (GGP) David M. Valera was celebrating his 12th trip to Kazakhstan this year, the American came up with an idea to contribute to tourism in the county. Americans will be invited to discover Kazakh culture, he told The Astana Times. Valera is interested…

“Astana! Brighter Together!” festival brings eco-culture to Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The second Astana! Brighter Together! eco-festival gathered approximately 4,000 students from capital schools to promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle among the young generation, according to the press service of the Kazakh UNDP office. “‘When you’ve finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend to your planet,’ wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupery in his…

East African designer and traveller enjoys Kazakh life

ASTANA – One tourist trip to Kazakhstan for Rwanda (East Africa) music label and clothes label co-founder and graphic designer Khalilu Rahman turned into two interesting years in Almaty. He shared details of his life in Kazakhstan, plans regarding the country and the Kazakh music industry in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times. The…

Kazakhstan seeks to be Central Asia’s transport and logistic hub, officials say

ASTANA – Unified tariff conditions, technological schemes and participation in international alliances have furthered Kazakhstan in becoming the transport and logistics hub of the Central Asian region, said Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) Vice President for Logistics Sanzhar Yelyubayev at a March 28 Central Communication Service round table. As a member of Unified Transport and Logistics…

New Single State Real Estate Cadastre to be digitised by 2021

ASTANA – The Single (Unified) State Real Estate Cadastre (SSREC) will be drafted to collect data from all property objects and infrastructure in Kazakhstan. The draft will be completed using the merged information systems within the Digital Kazakhstan state programme, said Minister of Information and Communication Dauren Abayev at the March 27 governmental meeting. “The…