Articles by Rufiya Ospanova

EXPO 2017 Prepares Regional Travel Offers for Visitors

ASTANA – Travel itineraries for the guests of EXPO 2017 will be ready by the end of this year, announced Deputy Chairman of the Astana EXPO 2017 National Company Vera Kobalia at the recent opening of the Kazakh pavilion for EXPO 2015 in Milano, Italy.  “We believe that it is necessary to offer specific tours…

Unique Exhibition Showcases Works of Central Asian Artists

SINGAPORE – “New Silk Roads: Painting Beyond Borders,” the first exhibition of Central Asian artists, was showcased April 21 in Icon Gallery here. The event was organised by ENE Central Asian Arts with the support of the Kazakh Embassy in Singapore and Lassale Singapore University of Art. The exhibition showed 37 works, including those of…

Astana Piano Festival Supports Young Musicians

ASTANA – The third international classical music festival and young pianist contest directed by Denis Matsuev, a world-famous musician and People’s Artist of Russia, will take place from April 24 to May 2. The contest will begin with the semi-finalists because the first qualifying round has already taken place via video. Participants will perform a…

Kazakhstan’s Largest Int’l Tourism Fair to Celebrate 15th Year in April

ASTANA – The Kazakhstan International Travel Fair (KITF), the largest tourism forum in Kazakhstan, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Celebrations will take place from April 22-24 at the Atakent Kazakhstan Centre of Business Cooperation in Almaty, the organisers announced. Tourism is seen as a priority industry and indicator of sustained economic development everywhere…

Samruk Kazyna’s Campaign to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of World War II Victory

ASTANA – The national Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund has allocated about 600 million tenge (US$3.3 million) to implement an action plan and campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II. The programme includes creation of a unified information online platform containing the history of the war, contribution of the…

New Law Introduces Easing of Controls for Businesses

ASTANA – Deputy chairpersons of the Kazakh National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) Gulnar Kurbanbayeva and Nurzhan Altayev explained the key novelties of the law, amendments and additions to certain legislative acts to improve the business environment in Kazakhstan during a Jan. 16 media briefing in the Central Communications Services (CCS). The law, as well as…

KazPost Issues New Stamps Designed by Orphans

ASTANA – A new series of postage stamps designed by orphans to be used by Kazakhstan’s postal service were unveiled on Jan. 14 during a ceremony at the Children’s House orphanage. The four stamps titled “Paintings of Children,” which were produced under the subject heading “Heroes of Kazakh Fairy Tales,” were unveiled by the Committee…

Kazakh Volleyball Paralympians Win Bronze in Germany

The Atyrau Paralympic wheelchair volleyball team won bronze at a Dec. 1 international tournament in Germany and player-coach Bauyrzhan Takhauov was voted captain of the team. The Atyrau Paralympians, a wheelchair volleyball team, took part in the traditional tournament, the Cup of Leipzig. Teams including winners of the Paralympic Games, World and Asian Championships, Egypt’s…

Housing Programme Construction to Start in 2015

ASTANA – Construction for Affordable Housing 2020, the national housing programme, will begin Jan. 1, First Deputy Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev announced at a Nov. 20 meeting of the National Coalition of Democratic Forces “Kazakhstan 2050.” “We are now working on a new mechanism for the sale of houses and the corresponding changes to the…

Kazakhstan, China to Jointly Operate Dostyk Hydraulic Power System

ASTANA – At a Nov. 6 meeting of the Senate (the upper chamber of parliament) chaired by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the chamber ratified an agreement between Kazakhstan and China on the management and operation of the joint combined Dostyk Water Systems on the Khorgos River. Kazakhstan and China will create a joint service responsible for operating…