Articles by Inga Selezneva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Kazakhstan launches pilot programme using biometric data to deliver public services

ASTANA – Kazakh citizens will soon be able to receive public services using biometric data by scanning their faces and fingerprints. The programme will be launched in September in Almaty and the capital.   “The provision of public services using biometric data is a pilot project. The project will be launched nationwide in autumn. This…

Baspana Mortgage secondary housing loan programme

ASTANA – Baspana Mortgage recently launched a secondary housing lending programme providing favourable terms, reported Chair of the company Kairat Altynbekov at a Sept. 11 Central Communications Service briefing in Astana. “The 7-20-25 mortgage programme provides favourable loans in the primary market. Taking into account this fact, our company developed Baspana Hit, a special programme…

Astana physician gathers team for free surgeries

ASTANA – Plastic surgeon Magzum Ongarov is planning to gather a team of fellow Kazakh specialists to provide treatment for low-income and foster children. He announced the proposal at a March 3 press conference in the capital. “Initially, this idea came to me six months ago. I had the opportunity to help a small child…

Kazakhstan to consolidate energy transmission companies by 2022

ASTANA – The Kazakh government plans to consolidate the country’s electrical grid and reduce the number of energy transmission companies by 30 percent by 2022. “We expect the number of energy transmission companies to reduce from 160 to 110 and 27 public utilities and 23 private energy transmission enterprises will cease operations by 2019 and…

KazAeroNavigatsia to open training centre in Astana for aviation specialists

ASTANA – KazAeroNavigatsia plans to open a training centre for aviation industry workers in Astana, said KazAeroNavigatsia General Director Azat Bekturov at a recent regional symposium on the training of aviation specialists by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) organised here. “Taking into account the modern challenges of civil aviation, we want to expand our…

Digitalisation, single window system to ease export-import documentation

ASTANA – The digitalisation of customs declarations and a single window principle for export-import transactions will be introduced in the country, said Vice Minister of Finance Ruslan Beketayev at an Aug. 2 press conference at the Kazakh government. The mechanism for simplifying customs procedures is provided for in the new Customs Code. Electronic versions of…