Articles by Assel Satubaldina

Kazakh Aviation Officials and Airlines Discuss Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Industry

NUR-SULTAN – The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan met with the Civil Aviation Committee and representatives of Kazakh airlines to explore the current situation in the nation’s aviation industry, the Aviation Administration press service reported.  The Aviation Administration was created in August 2019 to conduct the regulatory activity which was done by the government and to…

Tokayev and Chevron CEO Discuss Oil, Gas Projects in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chevron CEO Michael Wirth explored the company’s prospects in the country’s oil and gas sector during a video conference call, the Akorda press service reported. Tokayev and Wirth focused on Chevron’s activities in Kazakhstan and it’s projects in the country’s hydrocarbon sector amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and…

Tokayev Proposes Increasing Women’s Representation in Top Management Positions

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is planning on increasing women’s representation up to 30 percent in the management of companies with state participation, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the fourth meeting of the National Council of Public Trust, the Akorda press service reported.  Tokayev noted that women are still underrepresented in top management. Women currently hold…

London and Nur-Sultan Host Virtual Investment Forum, Explore Mutual Investment Opportunities

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh and UK capital hosted the virtual Kazakhstan Global Investment Forum 2020 which was meant to facilitate Kazakh-British investments, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. More than 500 heads of state bodies and companies in the processing industry, agriculture, chemical, mining, and financial sectors, as well as metallurgy, alternative energy, logistics…

Kazakh President Chairs First Meeting of Supreme Council Dedicated to Reforms 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev chaired the Oct. 22 first meeting of the Сouncil on Reforms, the Akorda press service reported. The Сouncil was created in September and is meant to serve as a supreme body for finalizing and adopting the nation’s reform plans. The goal of the new body, announced by Tokayev in…

Kazakhstan Sets Parliamentary Elections for January 2021

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree scheduling Majilis elections for Jan. 10, 2021, reported Akorda press service. Majilis is the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament consisting of 107 deputies, who are elected for a five-year term. The previous elections were held in March 2016. Six political parties participated in the elections…

Kazakhstan Reduces International Air Travel to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will reduce the number of international flights in an effort to address the surge in coronavirus cases globally and prevent the rise of coronavirus cases in the country, reported Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service.  The decision was made by the government commission on preventing the spread of coronavirus infection on Oct. 26. …

Movie Theatres to Reopen in Kazakhstan After Seven Month Shutdown

NUR-SULTAN – The government commission to prevent the spread of coronavirus met Oct. 26 and made a decision to reopen movie theatres after nearly a seven-month halt, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported.  Beginning Oct. 26, movie theaters will be able to operate at 30 percent capacity and following strict distancing rules and the…

Kazakh Director Farkhat Sharipov’s Movie Wins Grand Prix at Warsaw Film Festival

NUR-SULTAN – Farkhat Sharipov’s “18 Kilohertz” won a grand prix at the 36th Warsaw International Film Festival that took place in Warsaw Oct. 9-18 despite the coronavirus outbreak. The film narrates the realities of teenage life in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty in the 1990s amid a rising drug problem and depicts the problems young people…

Majority of Kazakh Citizens Comply with New COVID-19 Regulations on Air Travel

NUR-SULTAN – The majority of Kazakh citizens comply with the new COVID-19 regulations, said Kazakh chief sanitary doctor for transportation Sadvakas Baigabulov. According to the new COVID-19 regulations in effect since Oct. 6, passengers arriving in Kazakhstan must present a COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior to the flight. Kazakh citizens violating…