Articles by Joey Long

Kazakhstan and Russia Launch Joint Mineral Reserve Development Project in Zhambyl Region 

Kazakhstan and Russia have signed July 21 an intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of a joint mineral fertilizer plant, primeminister.kz reported. Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia Yermek Kosherbayev and Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov signed an agreement on the implementation of the EuroChem Mineral and Chemical Company for the construction and operation…

Kazakhstan to Launch Exciting New Cultural Promotion Channel on 175th Anniversary of National Hero Abai

On the last day of June in Nur-Sultan, the national television and radio corporation Kazakhstan launched an ambitious new cultural and educational TV channel ABAI TV. The opening ceremony was attended by Minister of Information and Public Development Aida Balaeva, Minister of Culture and Sports Aktoty Raimkulova, members of Parliament, as well as well-known public…

Nur-Sultan: A New City For a New Era in Kazakhstan

This year, the capital of Kazakhstan marks its 22 year anniversary. The Prime Minister’s office has compiled a short summary of the city’s impressive growth during this time period.  Kazakhstan’s new capital went through many changes over the years. By the time it was ready for its second name change, the city had already begun…

Astana: From Humble Origins to National Capital

NUR-SULTAN – This year, the capital of Kazakhstan marks its 22 year anniversary. The Prime Minister’s office has compiled a short summary of the city’s impressive growth during this time period. During this time, tremendous work has been done on all fronts, reported the press service of the Prime Minister.  Today, the country’s administrative and…

Economic Recovery Forecast For Kazakhstan and Russia Remains Positive

The authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan will spend 8 percent of the country’s GDP on post-crisis economic recovery, said manager of the Astana International Financial Center (MFC). According to him, the pandemic not only spurred already emerging trends in the global economy, but also launched new ones. One of these trends is a technological race,…

President Tokayev Eager to Roll Out Totally Digitized “Hearing State” to More Closely Monitor Kazakh Citizens’ Concerns

The Parliament of Kazakhstan adopted a document supporting the right of the public to participate in peaceful assemblies. The reform was commissioned by the country’s president, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and the draft law on peaceful assembly is the first draft law developed as part of the implementation of a new concept dubbed “The Hearing…

Kazakhstan’s New Political Reforms Encourage Pluralism, Civic Engagement Among Citizenry

The Deputies of the Mazhilis – the lower house of the Kazakh parliament adopted a bill titled “On the procedure for organizing and holding peaceful assemblies in Kazakhstan”, as well as an accompanying draft law on the organization and holding of peaceful assemblies. On May 25, the president signed the law, which will become, as…

President Tokayev to Approve New Guidelines For Political Rallies in Kazakhstan

As the authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan gradually and cautiously soften the quarantine regime, many delicate issues of social and political life are becoming relevant again. For example, the issue of rallies has come up and on May 20, the deputies of the lower house of the Kazakh parliament addressed it by adopting the…

Prime Minister Presents Recovery Plan For Economy Focused on Construction, Building Self-Sufficiency

Along with the gradual weakening of quarantine measures, the Kazakh government has put forward a comprehensive plan to halt the collapse of the economy because of the COVID lockdown and to achieve economic growth by the end of 2020. The plan was adopted on May 19 during a government conference call chaired by Prime Minister…

Kazakh Government Ready to Implement WHO Plan For Mandatory Mass Vaccinations

In Kazakhstan, discussion on a working draft for a new regulatory act concerning mandatory vaccinations has ended. After a short debate, a document was signed saying that vaccinations against tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, viral hepatitis B, viral hepatitis A, pertussis, tetanus, diphtheria, hemophilic infection type b, pneumococcal infection, measles, rubella, mumps and cervical cancer will now become…