Articles by Irina Nos

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

All goods produced in Kazakhstan can be very competitive internationally, minister says

NUR-SULTAN – In his recent wide-ranging interview with the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspaper, Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan since June 2019, shared his views on efforts to regulate domestic trade with a view of stimulating it, the country’s export potential and measures to support it, as well as the relations with Russia…

Government proceeds with privatising state property, says vice minister of finance

Let us accept as a given: no state will give up its role in a market economy. Even guided by the idea of encouraging entrepreneurship, even going for large-scale privatisation to define small and medium-sized owners. Even though the scale of state enterprise becomes smaller, it will remain a structural element of the economy. We…

Kazakhstan’s Modernisation 3.0 is to create a completely new, non-commodity economic model, minister says

The country has decided on a strategy: we need a new model for economic growth that will ensure global competitiveness; we need to expand the business environment and improve the conditions for mass entrepreneurship; we need to stabilise economic growth for the long term. What will be Kazakhstan’s response to external and internal geopolitical and…

Economic development shall be considered along with urban planning, says Kazakh architect

ASTANA – Urban planning as an applied science and spatial planning has recently become popular in Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, the practical neglect of urban planning objectives and possibilities inevitably leads to economic losses. Amanzhol Chikanayev, author of the idea of agglomerating territories, member of the architectural council under President Nursultan Nazarbayev, honorary architect of Kazakhstan and…