Articles by Asset Kalymov

Construction Begins on Khorgos-East Gate Dry Port

ALMATY REGION – Construction has begun on the first dry port and logistics area at the Khorgos-East Gate special economic zone (SEZ). The complex in the Panfilov district near the Kazakh-Chinese border will include multimodal facilities, transport infrastructure and warehouses for the storage, sorting and secondary packaging of goods in transit. Work on the project…

Physically Challenged Entrepreneur Turns Tragedy into Triumph, Helps Others

ALMATY REGION – Yeldos Baialyshbayev from Taldykorgan is a real example of optimism and spiritual strength. He helps the disabled reclaim their health. Twenty-two-year-old Baialyshbayev didn’t just stumble upon the idea. Three years ago, he became permanently bedridden after getting involved in a serious car accident. However, after receiving a Group I disability classification, the…

Talgar Couple Cares for Hundreds of Orphaned Children

TALGAR – Spouses Tuyak Yeskozhina and Anuarbek Baissarin have raised more than 340 orphaned children left without parental care. Theirs is the largest family, not only in Almaty region, but also throughout the country. Nur, a family-type orphanage opened in 1998 and Yeskozhina, its permanent director, tries to respond to every child’s outcry for help.…

Rafting Race Opens Summer Season at Kapshagai Water Reservoir

ALMATY REGION – The closing ceremony of the 14th Ili-Balkhash Regatta, a competition of extreme multi-day rafting, was held recently at Kapshagai recreation base fishing village. Tired but satisfied rowers were met on the coast of Kapshagai Lake by Mels Yeleussizov, the captain of the regatta and head of the Tabigat Ecological Union, representatives of…

Almaty Region Develops Priority Sectors

ALMATY REGION – Almaty regional authorities have stepped up efforts to create a favourable investment climate and develop alternative energy. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s most recent state-of-the-nation addressed directed the country to increase investments in the economy from 18 to 30 percent of GDP. This is one of the benchmarks for Kazakhstan’s joining the 30…

Kazakh Sixth Grader Wins Paris Violin Competition

Almaty sixth-grade music student and violinist Malika Bekturova recently won the eighth Alexander Glazunov International Competition of Violinists and Cellists in Paris. The competition was held in the concert hall of the Paris Conservatoire and attracted about 50 participants from England, Belgium, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Uzbekistan, France and South Korea. Kazakh musicians participated in…

Falconry Tournament Tests Ancient Skills

ALMATY REGION – The Sonar 2014 national falconry tournament dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Nur Otan party was held recently in the Yenbekshikazakh district of the Almaty region. More than 40 berkutchi (falconers) from seven regions of the country, Astana and Almaty took part in the exciting hunting competition. Thousands of fans and…

Family Achieves Small Business Ambitions

ALMATY REGION – Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev called entrepreneurship the main instrument of industrial and social modernization of Kazakhstan and a solid economic foundation for the Society of Universal Labour in his Jan. 17 state of the nation address. The President noted that international ratings indicate that Kazakhstan has one of the most business friendly…

Logistics Hub Takes Shape

ALMATY REGION – Recently, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy organised a press tour of the Zhetisu district on the Kazakh-Chinese border, which is experiencing a construction boom. Altynkol Station became the second node after Dostyk International Border Crossing in a new transport corridor with China. There is a railway station, centralised electric infrastructure, wagon and engine maintenance…

New Monument to 19th Century Folk Heroes Erected

ALMATY – A monument to Kazakh heroes Suranshi and Sauryk has been opened in the Zhambyl district of the Almaty oblast. Suranshi and Sauryk, descendants of the great Karasai Batyr, fought for Kazakhstan’s freedom and independence in the 19th century. Having led a major uprising against the Kokand khans, they drove the enemy forces beyond…