Articles by Dilshat Zhussupova

220 tour operators from 60 countries gather for Pacific Asia travel expo in Kazakh capital

NUR-SULTAN – Approximately 220 tour operators and 250 travel content providers from 60 countries gathered Sept. 18-20 in Nur-Sultan’s Korme Exhibition Centre for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart. “We are excited to hold the first-ever PATA event in Central Asia in Kazakhstan. As the destination stands at the crossroads between Asia and…

Kazakh President reshuffles key government and ministry posts

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev made changes Sept. 18 to the leadership of some key government agencies and ministries. Tokayev appointed Roman Sklyar as Deputy Prime Minister, Beibut Atamkulov as Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Mukhtar Tileuberdi as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Krymbek Kusherbayev as Secretary of State and Yerlan Koshanov as Head…

Kazakh scientists study gamma-ray bursts in distant galaxies

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will launch a new high-speed telescope to study gamma-ray bursts in distant galaxies, reports Nazarbayev University. Scientists recently assembled and conducted preliminary tests with the Nazarbayev University Telescope at the Assy-Turgen Observatory (NUTTellA-TAO), which enables them to measure the spectrum of optical radiation of the largest space explosions in the universe. “The…

Uzbekistan joins Turkic Council

NUR-SULTAN – Uzbekistan will become a member of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-speaking States (CCTS), also known as the Turkic Council, reports Turkkon.org. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the agreement Sept. 14 and the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent the instrument of the country’s accession to the Secretariat the same day. “I welcome…

Kazakh industrialisation programmes create 11,000 jobs since 2010

NUR-SULTAN – One-hundred-fourteen projects worth approximately 276 billion tenge (US$715.07 million) were implemented and approximately 11,000 jobs created under national industrialisation programmes since 2010, said Kazakh Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Amaniyaz Yerzhanov at a Sept. 12 government press conference. Industrial development is a priority for the Kazakh government, which set out to…

Investors explore opportunities in Kazakhstan at Toronto Global Forum

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Invest officials presented investment opportunities in Kazakhstan to foreign companies Sept. 4-6 at the annual economic event Toronto Global Forum in Canada, reports Invest.gov.kz. Kazakh Invest officials and Kazakh Ambassador to Canada Akylbek Kamaldinov met with Canadian, Latin American and U.S. companies to present projects in agribusiness, energy, chemicals and mining and…

Kazakh, Chinese leaders agree to develop long-term strategic partnership

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed during a Sept. 11 meeting in Beijing to “develop a long-term, strategic and comprehensive partnership,” reports the Akorda. “We believe that China’s success is an important basis for the development of cooperation between our countries,” said Tokayev who paid his first state visit…

Kazakhstan attracts $330 billion FDI since 1991

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has attracted $330 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) from more than 120 countries since its independence, said Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Zhenis Kassymbek at a Sept. 5 government meeting. More than 50 percent of FDI in Kazakhstan was attracted from the European Union (EU), including 90.4 billion from the Netherlands, $25.8…

Kazakhstan’s e-sports AVANGAR CS:GO team wins $150,000 and second place at Berlin Major

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s AVANGAR Counter-Strike team finished in second place at the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, having lost to Denmark’s Astralis 2-0 in the Sept. 8 grand final. “One step from the main goal. This time we finish second, but we’re really proud of our boys and (the) performance they did during the whole #BerlinMajor.…

Kazakhstan’s e-sports AVANGAR Counter-Strike team advances to Berlin Major’s semifinals

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s AVANGAR Counter-Strike team advanced Sept. 5 to the semi-final stage of the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, taking down France’s Team Vitality 2-1 in the opening match of the playoffs. “The Kazakh team got off to a good start by winning the enemy’s pick Mirage 16-9, but (Team) Vitality managed to tie the…