Articles by Dana Omirgazy 

News Digest: Foreign Media on Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, Central Asian Cooperation and More

ASTANA – The Astana Times has selected articles from global media outlets covering Kazakhstan. This week’s foreign media digest covers the development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, cooperation between the Central Asian countries, and more. Almaty forum explores Middle Corridor development prospects  The development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), also known as…

News Digest: Foreign Media on Kazakhstan’s Media Freedom, Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, and More

ASTANA – The Astana Times has selected articles from global media outlets covering Kazakhstan. This week’s foreign media digest covers Kazakhstan’s media freedom, the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, cooperation with Armenia, and more. Kazakhstan’s efforts to balance media freedom with protecting national interests Atalayar, a Spanish media outlet, released an extensive article on April 18…

Kazakhstan Tops UAE’s Ramadan Travel List

ASTANA — Kazakhstan has become the most preferred destination for United Arab Emirates (UAE) residents during the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (a three-day holiday marking the end of Ramadan), reported the Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ press service on March 12. According to data from Skyscanner, a leading global travel search engine,…

Kazakh Filmmaker Releases Documentary About Violence Against Women

ASTANA — Kazakh director Rinat Balgabayev released a documentary dubbed “Gorgon” about the problem of sexualized violence in the country, filmed with the support of United Nations (UN) Women Kazakhstan, reported the office’s press service on March 7. The film tells the real stories of women who survived gender-based violence. The documentary also features experts…

President Tokayev: Respect for Women is Manifestation of Cultural, Civilized Society 

ASTANA — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated Kazakhstan’s women on the upcoming International Women’s Day and expressed appreciation and respect at a March 7 festive ceremony, reported the Akorda press service. “March 8 is a spring holiday, symbolizing beauty, goodness, and warmth. We, men, appreciate, respect, and love you. Our women always receive special attention…

President Tokayev Focuses on Gender Balance, Competitive Salaries at Presidential Youth Personnel Reserve Forum 

ASTANA – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the Presidential Youth Personnel Reserve forum on Feb. 20, focusing on the rule of law, gender balance and salaries of civil servants, reported the Akorda press service.  Kazakhstan pursues comprehensive reforms to build a fair and just society and strengthen public trust in the state.…

Kazakhstan’s Manufacturing Industry in 2023: Breakthrough Projects, Production of New Goods

ASTANA – Summing up the country’s achievements in the outgoing year, the Prime Minister’s press service released an overview of the industry’s results on Dec. 22. This year, 126 new manufacturing industry projects worth more than 488 billion tenge (US$1 billion) were launched, employing 8,900 people.  Thus, in August, the Kazchrome mining company’s Donskoy Mining…

KazTransOil Increases Oil Exports From Aktau Port by 50% in Nine Months 

ASTANA — KazTransOil national oil transporter, a subsidiary of KazMunayGas (KMG), exported 3.62 million tons of Kazakh oil from the Aktau seaport in January-November, a 50% surge compared to last year, reported the KMG’s press service on Dec.11. According to the company, the growth was driven by an increase in the volume of raw materials…

Kazakhstan, US agree to cooperate on nuclear energy

ASTANA – Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette signed an agreement Aug. 28 in Astana to cooperate on nuclear energy. “I am honoured to join Minister Bozumbayev in signing this joint statement, which chronicles the joint cooperative efforts of our two nations as co-chairs of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Energy Partnership and underscores…