Articles by Azamat Syzdykbayev

Mystery shoppers to be used against corruption

ASTANA – The Kazakh Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption together with the Civil Alliance of Kazakhstan are looking for ways to solve the country’s corruption problem. Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption Agency Deputy Chairperson Alik Shpekbayev recently talked about the methods being used at a public conference. “One of the projects is a…

Film chronicling Kazakh domestication of wild horses to be released in 2018

ASTANA – A Canadian producer plans to release a film titled “Equus” about the history of horse domestication in the Central Asian region, announced Minister of Information and Communications Dauren Abayev at a March 7 conference in the capital. “Today, we are planning to sign a very important memorandum between Kazakhstan State Television and Radio…

Trade and exhibition centre featuring Kazakh goods opens in Astana

ASTANA – EXPO pavilion, a special trade and exhibition centre exclusively featuring goods made by Kazakh producers, has opened in the capital. The main goal of the project is to help Kazakh merchandise to be exported, said Eurasian Business Union representative in Kazakhstan Mariya Anarbayeva. About 20 Kazakh brands are currently represented, although organisers plan…

Information society expansion puts growing pressure on nations, says Kazakh expert

ASTANA – Information density has increased tenfold over the past two years, Astana International Finance Centre Managing Director Sayasat Nurbek told a recent forum in Astana focusing on Modernisation 3.0: A New Stage of Economic and Political Development of Kazakhstan. Nurbek spoke about the main challenges facing society and said his vision is congruent with…

Children’s Special Education Centre Opens in Kostanai Region

ASTANA – A new centre for children with special educational needs has opened in the Kostanai region. Comprehensive professional assistance by specialists, including a therapist, psychologist, speech therapist, visual impairment specialist, deaf and hard of hearing teacher and massage therapist is offered for children and their families. The project was launched as part of the…

Spacecraft Assembly and Test Complex to Be Completed in 2017

ASTANA – Construction of a new spacecraft assembly and test complex is expected to be completed in 2017, according to Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary national company president Marat Nurgozhin. “The most important project to us is the creation of a spacecraft assembly and test complex, which will be equipped with modern technologies. At present, all technological…

More Than 100 Domestic Companies Sell Products at Local Shopping Centre

ASTANA – The capital’s Halyk Markasy (People’s Mark) shopping centre sells products from about 100 Kazakh companies. One of the reasons for the dynamic development of the centre is the free rent. “The recently opened Halyk Markasy shopping centre is being replenished with more and more Kazakh products. All the products on the shelves of…

Foreign Television Offices Operating in Kazakhstan Must Be Led by Kazakhs Beginning 2017

ASTANA – All foreign television channels broadcasting in Kazakhstan will be required starting in 2017 for their in-country staff led by Kazakh citizens. “Throughout the entire autumn, I have been meeting with leaders of representatives and television channels, including foreign channels. We will normalise all the issues concerning information security,” Kazakh Minister of Information and…

Astana Street Named After Nikola Tesla

ASTANA – One of the capital’s streets now carries the name of famous Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla. Akim (Mayor) of Astana Asset Issekeshev and Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić took part in the opening ceremony on Nov. 15. The street is near Family Village cottage town. The Serbian Prime Minister expressed his hope at…

Kazakh Air Force Transports Injured Student Back to Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Combat aircraft of Kazakhstan’s Air Forces delivered Kazakhstan student Akzharkyn Makhambetova with an injured spine bone from St. Petersburg. “The heads of the Ministry of Defence directed the transportation of personnel of the Navy crew of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan and two citizens of Kazakhstan from St. Petersburg to Astana,” reported the…