Articles by Nazira Kozhanova

Digital Bridge start-up competition judges impressed with Kazakh start-up ecosystem

NUR-SULTAN – Although they face financial challenges, the future of Kazakh start-ups is bright, noted judges at the Digital Bridge start-up competition. The panel included Angel Labs investor accelerator founder Tugce Yergul and ACME Capital principal Alex Fayette. “Kazakhstan’s tech is still maturing, but it is much better than it was three or four years…

Astana Club discusses Eurasian region’s role in future of global security

NUR-SULTAN – The fifth annual Astana Club meeting started Nov. 11 with the “World (Dis)Order: Who writes the history of the future” discussion of international politics and Eurasia and Central Asia’s place in it. “If you look at the geography of the most acute global conflict nodes of recent times, you cannot help but see…

From Sultan to Nur-Sultan: public talk series on Kazakh capital history kicks off with Altynov lecture 

NUR-SULTAN – A series of capital history public talks, organised by the Fading.TSE Nur-Sultan history project, started Oct. 25 with a guest lecture by regional historian Assylbek Altynov. “We thought about the topic of the debut Talking.TSE talk for a long time and decided that it should be connected with the history of the capital.…

Kazakh entrepreneurs produce innovative product that clears oil from soil and air 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh entrepreneurs have produced an innovative product that clears oil spills from soil and air, reported Forbes.kz Oct. 30.  The product was developed by Kazakh National University Biology Department Chair Togzhan Mukasheva and her former student and current KazEcoSolutions Technical Director Olzhas Dyussenov. The Kazakh government and World Bank showed interest in the…

Nur-Sultan hospital to upgrade facilities, medical equipment 

NUR-SULTAN – Nur-Sultan general purpose public hospital No. 2 will be augmented with building connectors, a parking lot expansion and additional medical equipment, said city Akim (Mayor) Altai Kulginov during a Nov. 4 visit. He has requested design estimates and issues raised have been addressed.  “The connection (between buildings) will allow the doctors and patients…

Kazakhstan adopts open skies regime at 11 airports starting Nov. 1

NUR-SULTAN – Eleven Kazakh airports adopted an open skies regime Nov. 1, reported the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development press service. The open skies regime allows more foreign carriers and more flights to operate at Kazakh airports. “This mode is introduced at the airports of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz,…

Kazakh-Lithuanian relations are strong with potential to grow, says Lithuanian ambassador

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh-Lithuanian relations are on a positive course, with growing economic and cultural cooperation between the countries, said Lithuanian Ambassador Gintautas Vasiulis. “I would say that we are on the right track. Bilateral relations between Lithuania and Kazakhstan are developing well and we should do our best to continue moving forward in the same…

Akmola Region experiences 106 percent economic growth in first three quarters of 2019 

NUR-SULTAN – The Akmola Region achieved 106 percent in economic growth in the first three quarters of 2019, said Akim (Governor) Yermek Marzhikpayev at the Oct. 28 Central Communication Service press conference. “In the region in many areas of activity, according to the results of nine months of this year, positive results were achieved. The…

Kazakhstan to increase mandatory schooling from 11 years to 12 by 2021 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan plans to gradually introduce 12 years of mandatory schooling, said Minister of Education and Science Askhat Aimagambetov Oct. 20, reported tengrinews.kz. “We have an 11-year education today, both de jure and de facto. Updated programmes were approved in 2015 and then the programmes of an 11-year-old school were approved. Currently, updated programmes…

Kazakh start-up makes innovative portative preamp and amplifier to sell on Amazon

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh entrepreneur Temirlan Aigozhin’s Champloo start-up is set to produce an innovative portative preamp and amplifier. The device is made to sell in Kazakhstan and the U.S., where an agreement has been reached with Amazon reported Forbes.kz Sept. 26. “It is important for me to create a Kazakh audio brand that will be…