Articles by Doszhan Nurgaliyev

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Recent AIFC advances will make AIFC Kazakhstan’s main financial platform 

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin, during a government session on Aug. 20 discussed the work of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). An opinion by columnist Doszhan Nurgaliyev was published in the Aug. 26 issue of Kazakhstanskaya Pravda. That opinion is reprinted below edited for space and style. Delivering a report, Governor of the…

G-Global Is an Idea That Unites the World, Senator Believes

This year marks the eighth year of the initiative by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to unite international scientists and practitioners in the common search for answers to global challenges. In the context of the current crisis anomalies and geopolitical collisions, the anti-crisis ideas have gained new scientific and political significance in the global community. This…

New Law on Rural Cooperation to be Finalised this Year

On President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s instructions, the government of Kazakhstan will finalise a new law On Rural Cooperation this year. The bill will provide the legal framework governing agricultural activities in the country. Kazakhstan’s agricultural industry is currently very underdeveloped despite the country’s vast amounts of arable land, quality production facilities, strong workforce, ample state support…

Government Works to Halve GDP’s Energy Consumption Percentage

ASTANA – The Kazakhstan government is working to halve the energy-consumption share in the GDP by 2050 by focusing on energy efficiency in three key sectors of the economy: industry, transportation and utilities. According to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies analysis, industry is the most energy-intensive area where power consumption is more than…

Government Works to Reach Burabai’s Tourism Potential

A recent press tour of the Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort organised to promote tourism in Astana provided an opportunity for media representatives to visit the natural oasis and see the construction financed by the Department of Presidential Affairs of Kazakhstan taking place there. The government is looking to further develop the country’s tourism potential as part of…

Customs Union Benefits Kazakh Producers and Trade, Official Says

ASTANA – Foreign trade has become not only a determining condition for the growth of national economies, but also the factor that characterises the production capacity of the state. Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies Albert Rau said in a recent interview the dynamics for Kazakhstan centred onto components of growth, namely the Customs Union…

Astana Technology Leader to Be National Innovator

ASTANA – In the near future, the Kazakh-Czech Technology Centre (KCTC) in the capital, which was founded as a part of several investment projects, will become one of the best examples of high-tech domestic engineering. Today, the centre is focusing on three areas. It is a platform for cutting-edge Czech technology and equipment; it also…