Articles by Rysty Alibekova

We are Pursuing Ambitious Goals, says Nazarbayev University Provost

Nazarbayev University is ready for a new stage in its development, emphasising not only education but scientific research as well. Scientific research should be carried out in line with the relevant objectives of society’s on-going development and help in addressing global challenges. This is the opinion of Nazarbayev University’s Provost Dr. Adesida Ilesanmi, who took…

26 Construction Projects Will Be Completed for EXPO 2017

ASTANA – Over the next 26 months, 26 construction projects for EXPO 2017 will be completed. Recently, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev laid a capsule at the construction site of Astana’s EXPO 2017 exhibition complex. The campus includes buildings containing 4,000 apartments, a hotel, a congress hall and an indoor city that stretches for more than…

Government Approves Long-Term Waste Management Plan

ASTANA – The government approved a programme for the modernisation of solid waste management for 2014-2050 at a meeting chaired by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov on Jan. 28. The amount of municipal solid waste across the country is growing. Currently, municipal waste is placed in landfills without pre-sorting or neutralisation. Most landfills do not…

Country Plans Housing Inventory Expansion

ASTANA – This year, 6.9 million square metres of housing will be commissioned in Kazakhstan. “As part of the Affordable Housing 2020 programme, developed by the President, 6.8 million square metres of housing was commissioned in 2013, which is more than last year. Low disbursement of funds has been observed in some regions,” Prime Minister…

Folks Crafts Experiencing a Revival

The Altyn Orda House of Creative Design is bringing back ancient crafts and presenting them in a new light. Nowadays, it is hard to surprise people with anything due to the diverse selection of goods available. Even products from leading Western brands such as Gucci bags, Louis Vuitton scarves, Chanel dresses and the likes are…

Kazakhstan’s 2020 Transit Plan Helps Connect Europe and Asia

ASTANA – Recently, the government of Kazakhstan adopted an infrastructure development plan that covers from now until 2020. It was developed in part by the World Bank and previously agreed upon by all impacted state and local agencies and associations. In fact, it is the country’s first large-scale plan for the development of transport infrastructure…

Officials Refine Pre-EXPO Tourism Plan

ASTANA – Representatives of the Tourism Industry Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the Kazakhstan Industry Development Institute and representatives of the tourism industry at the end of November discussed the master plan currently under development for expanding tourism in Astana in light of EXPO 2017. International consulting company Horwart HTL and…

Kazakhstan, Tengizchevroil Sign Memorandum on Increasing Production

ASTANA – Minister of Oil and Gas of Kazakhstan Uzakbay Karabalin and acting General Director of Tengizchevroil (TCO) Brad Middleton signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 15 on increasing production at the Tengiz field and supplying chemicals to the Atyrau chemical complex. Karabalin noted the importance of the document for Kazakhstan’s oil and gas…

Housing Programme Targets Low Income

This year, 6.8 million square meters of housing in Kazakhstan will be built as part of the Affordable Housing 2020 programme. The programme is intended for people of all income levels and the effectiveness of its implementation depends on how state agencies, local authorities, developers, banks and manufacturers of building materials pursue the initiative. Coherent…

Zhambyl Oblast Leads in Green Energy

Zhambyl oblast continues to lead the country in developing green technologies with nine renewable energy projects worth $390 million and a total energy output of 186 megawatts being implemented in the region. Chief among the oblast’s renewable energy providers is a hydropower plant launched in May 2013 by the A & T Energo Company at…