Articles by Nurdana Adylkhanova

Kazakh travel blogger popularises country’s tourism 

NUR-SULTAN – Social networking has led to rising interest in tourism among the population, says Kazakh travel blogger Ulan Alimbek. He popularises travel by introducing people to interesting sightseeing spots and providing information about routes and trip planning costs.  “I tell my subscribers daily what places to visit in Kazakhstan, give advice on what kind…

More than 250,000 Kazakh families receive social allowance since beginning of year

NUR-SULTAN – Approximately 367,000 families have been assigned social assistance and more than 250,000 have received the social allowance, said Deputy Director of the Department for Development of Social Assistance Policy of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population Ayazhan Zhangabylova in a recent interview with primeminister.kz. The government has spent approximately 17…

Kazakh para taekwondo athlete receives Paralympic license

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh para taekwondo athlete Nurlan Dombay, the world ranking leader in the K43 category (up to 75 kg) in accordance with Paralympic Games 2020 qualifications, has received his license for Tokyo. Dombay is a two-time world, three-time Asian and two-time European champion. In 2019, he won gold medals at the World Championships in…

Kazakh anti-nuclear anthem inspires activists across languages, decades

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh anti-nuclear protest song “Zaman-ai” has been inspiring activists for decades. Most recently, it was recorded and released by Japanese singer Michida Ryoko in Japanese and English last year. “Zaman-ai” was translated into Japanese and English in 2003 at the initiative of leaders of the Hiroshima Semipalatinsk Project (HiroSemi), a Japanese civil…

Burabay and Zerenda among most popular destinations for weekend tours from capital, says tour organiser

NUR-SULTAN – Burabay National Park and Zerenda recreation area are among the most popular and accessible destinations for weekend tours from the capital, said Kompas Asia co-founder Assiya Seitaliyeva. The two locations offer a variety of activities for visitors including hiking, skiing and skating on the frozen lakes. Tourists can visit Santa Claus’ residence in…

Healthcare Minister inspects compulsory social health insurance implementation in capital

NUR-SULTAN – Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov and Health Insurance Fund Chair Aibatyr Zhumagulov recently assessed the work of Nur-Sultan’s hospitals and their practical implementation of the new compulsory social health insurance system. Among medical institutions the minister visited were the Central Railway Hospital, Perinatal Centre No. 3, the Dermatovenerologic Dispensary and City Polyclinic No.…

EuroChem invests in new fertiliser plant in Zhambyl region

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development, the Zhambyl region akimat (administration) and the EuroChem Mineral and Chemical company recently signed an investment agreement to build and operate a new $1 billion fertiliser plant. Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin attended the signing ceremony in Zhanatas city of the Sarysu District.  EuroChem will produce…

Young Kazakh entrepreneurs foster cooperation between Kazakh, South Korean medical centres

NUR-SULTAN – Young Kazakh businesspeople have launched a medical tourism company in South Korea which provides free consultation services for patients from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and strengthens cooperation between Kazakh and South Korean medical centres. “Two years ago, we became the first foreign startup in Hanyang University… There is no such tandem…

Economics researcher among Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces

NUR-SULTAN – Renat Gabdullin, associate professor of economics and one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, recently discussed the country’s positive economic trends and called on youngsters to work hard to succeed in today’s highly competitive world. The national project is aimed at highlighting the inspirational stories of a variety of successful professionals. Gabdullin is a…

Kazakh men’s sitting volleyball team to hold joint training camps before Paralympic qualifiers

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s men’s sitting volleyball team participated in a joint training camp Dec. 16-22 in Riga, Latvia. The athletes also plan to participate in training camps in Egypt, Germany and Kazakhstan to prepare for the Tokyo Paralympic Games qualifiers, said national team coach Bauyrzhan Takhauov in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times. The…