Articles by Olga Zolotykh

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Seventeen Projects to Be Launched at Aktau Seaport

AKTAU – Plans are underway to launch 17 projects on the territory of the Aktau Seaport Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the next two years. The SEZ, established by a presidential decree, has been operating since Jan. 1, 2003. The territory was initially only 227.1 hectares, most of which was occupied by the port expansion…

Mangistau Sturgeon Farm to Produce 60 Tonnes of Fish per Year

AKTAU – A new sturgeon farm in Akshukur Village in the Mangistau region will produce up to 60 tonnes of sturgeon per year, its executives say. There are currently more than 3,000 young fish in the farm’s pond. By the end of the year, the farm plans to fill another 38 ponds with another 7,000…

100 Falcons Released into Kazakh Steppe

AKTAU – About 100 falcons brought from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been released into the wild in Kazakhstan. From the airport of Aktau, the valuable cargo was delivered by cars to the Mangistau steppe. Two pairs of birds were released at each of 28 stops. Members of the delegation from the UAE with…

Oil Industry Equipment Plant Slated for Mangystau Region

AKTAU – Mangystau Region Akim (Governor) Alik Aidarbayev met recently with representatives of the Spanish company Ros Roca Group to discuss building a factory to produce equipment for oil and gas companies at the Aktau Seaport Free Economic Zone. Construction is expected to begin in June 2014 on a 100-hectare lot on the territory of Aktau…

Woman-Owned Printing Business Grows with State Support

AKTAU – Thanks to a 60 million tenge (about US$329,000) loan, young entrepreneur Yevgenia Tamozhnikova has the opportunity to develop her business, create additional jobs in her printing centre and contribute more to the national budget. “We acquired a large space of 372 square metres and increased the number of jobs. Of course, it would…

Aktau Port Increases Efficiency, Capacity

AKTAU – This city is known as Kazakhstan’s primary sea access point on the Caspian Sea and the hub of the Mangystau region. And now this major strategic transport area has become part of multi-modal hub that includes the large Dostyk and Khorgos railway stations, on the other side of the country, on its border…