Articles by Nazira Kozhanova

Kazakhstan makes important step towards GRECO membership

NUR-SULTAN – The Chairman of the Kazakh Anti-corruption Agency Alik Shpekbayev signed an agreement opening the way for the country to join the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) in Strasbourg on Oct. 15. “I welcome the signing by Kazakhstan of the GRECO agreement. This is a very important event that makes Kazakhstan one step…

Officials consider installing transmission lines near Shoshkaly Lake, focus on boosting tourism 

NUR-SULTAN – A proposal to build power transmission lines near Shoshkaly Lake in 2020 was recently submitted to the Department of Economics and Budget Planning of the East Kazakhstan Region, Akim (Mayor) of the Beskaragai District Daulet Batyrbayev said Oct. 16 at the Regional Communications Service of the East Kazakhstan Region.  Local government officials are…

Kazakh athletes win two medals at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh athletes won two bronze medals Oct. 12 at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship 2019 in Ulan-Ude, Russia, reported Olympic.kz. “We can’t say that we are satisfied with the performance of the girls, because at the world championship we could not win the gold medals. The team that performed…

Turkestan completes new media centre, akimat building

NUR-SULTAN – Turkestan’s new media centre and regional akimat (administration) building projects were completed Oct. 9, reported Otyrar.kz. With both structures finished, only the work in the surrounding areas is still to be completed by the end of the month. The media centre is the second largest in Kazakhstan following the one in the capital.…

Fifteen countries join Green Bridge Initiative, sharing ideas and learning with Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Fifteen countries have joined the Kazakh Green Bridge green economy transition initiative, International Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects Management Board Deputy Chairperson Gaukhar Beiseyeva told bnews.kz Sept. 30. “We already have 15 countries joining the Green Bridge partnership programme. I can even list all of them for you now – –…

Forum examines effective gender equality and sex education for Kazakh youth

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh public health and family agencies and organisations recently sponsored an event in Nur-Sultan where adults and young people discussed issues of gender equality and sex education.  “We held an important event where we gave our young people votes – people who see the problems of modern society and themselves offer solutions. Sexual…

Kazakh FM urges multilateral approach on Afghanistan at OSCE Roundtable

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi called for a multilateral approach to achieve stability in Afghanistan Oct. 9 at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) roundtable on Afghanistan.   “We believe that peace, stability and sustainable development of Afghanistan will surely give a powerful impetus to the stability, development…

Almaty to host Denis Ten Memorial Challenge 

NUR-SULTAN – The ISU (International Skating Union) has announced the first Denis Ten Memorial Challenge will be held Oct. 10-13 in Almaty. “One of Denis’s main goals was to develop figure skating in Kazakhstan and represent the country on the world sports arena. Therefore, we are very proud that our country has the honour of…

Tajik Language and Culture Centre opens at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

NUR-SULTAN – Tajik Language and Culture centre opened Oct. 1 in the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Tajik Consul General Bakhodur Nazir and the Kazakh National University Provost Tlekkabul Ramazanov spoke at the centre opening ceremony, reports mir24.tv. The Tajik language and culture centre includes a library and a reading room. Its main goal is the…

Golovkin defeats Derevyanchenko, wins IBF and IBO titles

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin won Oct. 6 a fight for the IBF and IBO middleweight champion titles against the Ukrainian boxer Sergei Derevyanchenko. The fight took place in the Madison Square Garden in New York City.   “Thanks to my opponent, respect for his team. Sergey is a very strong opponent. After the…