Articles by Galiya Khassenkhanova

Kazakh PM reviews pilot project launching medical insurance 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin reviewed the results of the pilot implementation of Mandatory Social Medical Insurance (MSMI) in Karaganda Region Nov. 18, according to his office. “[Kazakhstan’s First President] Nursultan Nazarbayev set the task of ensuring complete readiness for the introduction of the MSMI. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his state-of-the-nation address noted…

PetroKazakhstan commits to employ health and safety, environmental protection

NUR-SULTAN – PetroKazakhstan Oil Products (PKOP) reaffirmed its commitment to the safety and health of its employees as well as to protecting the environment, putting these outcomes among its top goals in a conversation with The Astana Times. The company shared its efforts and achievements in these fields. Environmental issues are concerning the world more…

Kazakh-Italian business forum generates investment interest from Italian businesspeople

NUR-SULTAN – The Nov. 13 Kazakh-Italian Business Forum demonstrated the interest among Italian businesspeople in investing in the Central Asian country. “I am very happy that the Kazakh business community is very attracted by the Italian economy, by Italian businessmen and businesswomen. Today, we were so successful to have more than 100 representatives of different…

Naming children after events is trend in Kazakhstan, say researchers 

NUR-SULTAN – Researchers curious about trends in Kazakh baby names have determined national events play a significant role when parents make their choices, reported factcheck.kz. Using data from the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy, they concluded cultural, political and religious events in the past 30 years have been quite influential. The researchers…

Kazakhstan to tighten hiring practice for foreign workers, counter wage imbalance 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will tighten the laws regulating the process of hiring foreign workers, after inspections led by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection identified labour and migration legislation violations at 63 large enterprises, including disproportionate salaries between the foreign and local workforces, reported tengrinews.kz Nov. 3. The ministry reported on the legislation violations,…

Astana Club presents top 10 risks for Eurasia in 2020

NUR-SULTAN – International experts presented the report on global risks in 2020, which assesses and attempts to forecast the most essential dangers for Eurasia, Nov. 11 as part of the fifth annual Astana Club session. The report lists ten possible global problems that could occur in the upcoming year. “The security horizon globally has been…

Kazakh chess players take fourth place at World Youth Olympiad 

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh national chess team took fourth place at the 2019 FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs or International Chess Federation) World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad, its best result to date, according to a Kazakh Chess Federation press release. Çorum (Turkey) hosted the games Oct. 28-Nov. 5. Forty-eight teams from 38 nations participated…

SOS Children’s Village celebrates 25th anniversary 

NUR-SULTAN – SOS Children’s Village will celebrate its 25th anniversary Nov. 29 and share its achievements. “The work on decreasing the number of orphaned children and making life of the current ones more comfortable will continue. We did not notice [how] the 25 years [flew by], but we can see the result of the decision…

Kazakh President visits textile, sewing equipment factory that employs socially vulnerable

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the Astana Utaria production and innovation company Nov. 1, noting the quality and relevance of their products and the company’s social impact, reported total.kz. Astana Utaria, established in 2002 by Saule Shauyenova, assembles and supplies professional sewing equipment and manufactures work wear and household and technical products. The company…

Kazakhstan’s Golden Man shines in Athens 

NUR-SULTAN – The Epigraphic Museum in Athens, Greece, will present The Procession of Altyn Adam (Golden Man) Nov. 11-Dec. 11 through the World’s Museums, reported tengrinews.kz. The display, organised by the Kazakh National Museum, is part of The Great Steppe: History and Culture exhibition. Since May 2018, the exhibit has travelled throughout the world, visiting…