Articles by Assem Kazybay

Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan Celebrates 20th Anniversary

An international round table, “The Future of the Nuclear Power Industry and Renewable Energy Resources,” dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan, was held at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk on July 16. Opening the round table, President of the association and Chairman of the Board of Kazatomprom Vladimir Shkolnik…

In Atyrau, British PM Attends Launch of Major Oil and Gas Plant

ASTANA – Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with British Prime Minister David Cameron on June 30 in Atyrau, the so-called oil capital of the country. The meeting was part of the first visit by a British Prime Minister to Kazakhstan since the country gained independence more than 20 years ago. Nazarbayev and Cameron attended a…

Reshuffle in Oil and Gas Sector Leadership

ASTANA – Uzakbai Karabalin was appointed by decree of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on July 3 as Kazakhstan’s new Minister of Oil and Gas. Karabalin replaces outgoing minister Sauat Mynbayev who was made the new chairman of the board of the national oil and gas company, KazMunayGas. Prior to the appointment, Karabalin was serving as…

New Law Encourages Development of Local Government

ASTANA – President Nursultan Nazarbayev on June 13 signed into law legislation designed to ensure the constitutional rights of citizens within local governments. The president’s signature will begin the implementation of a decree announced in November 2012.The purpose of the new law is to create legal conditions to ensure the exercise of the constitutional rights…

Consultative-Advisory Body Discusses Improvements for Legal, Judicial Systems

ASTANA – On June 20, the Consultative-Advisory Body: Platform for Dialogue on the Human Dimension met for the second time, this time on the theme “Rule of law: the right to a fair legal process.” Under the chairmanship of Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Usen Suleimen, CAB members discussed the improvement of the…

President Signs Pension Reform Law Raising Women’s Retirement Age From 2018

ASTANA – On June 21, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law “On pension provision in the Republic of Kazakhstan,” aimed at creating the conditions for modernising the pension system, ensuring its financial stability, accumulating and growing pension savings and ensuring the transparency of pension savings management. The president also signed the law “On…

Parliament Reconsiders Pension Reform, Women’s Retirement Age

ASTANA – Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has returned to Parliament for further discussion a draft law on pension system reform, which includes raising the retirement age for women from 58 to 63. The change would make the retirement age for women the same as it is for men and was proposed to be implemented over…

Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan Elects New Leadership

ASTANA – Secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist People’s Party of Kazakhstan (CPPK) Vladislav Kosarev and Tulesh Kenzhin, as well as chairman of the Central Control and Auditing Commission of the CPPK Alexander Kholodkov relinquished their powers during the June 1 eighth extraordinary congress of their party giving way for the election of…

Kazakhtelecom to Focus on Fixed Mobile Convergence Services

ASTANA – Fixed mobile convergence services will be a major priority for JSC Kazakhtelecom across Kazakhstan beginning this September while by next year all rural areas in the country will be provided with telecommunications services and the Internet, the company’s chairman of the board of said on June 3. Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, speaking to reporters at…

Kazakhtelecom to Focus on Fixed Mobile Convergence Services

ASTANA – Fixed mobile convergence services will be a major priority for JSC Kazakhtelecom across Kazakhstan beginning this September while by next year all rural areas in the country will be provided with telecommunications services and the Internet, the company’s chairman of the board of said on June 3. Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, speaking to reporters at…