Articles by Shynar Ospanova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

National Bank Chief Notes Inflation Decrease

The head of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov reported during a recent plenary session of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan that inflation in the country has decreased. “Annual inflation in 2014 was 7.4 percent. The inflation rate in May 2015 was at the level of 0.3 percent, while at the beginning…

11 Transplants Conducted in Kazakhstan this Year As Doctors Urge Societal Change

Four heart transplant operations have been conducted in Kazakhstan this year, said Director General of the National Scientific Medical Centre Abai Baigenzhin at the First Congress of the Turkic World Transplantation Society held May 20-22 in Astana. “According to the official data for 2014, 138 people in Kazakhstan need a heart transplantation every year, about 250-300…

Specialised Court for Investment Disputes under Development

A new civil procedure law to establish specialised courts to handle investment disputes is being developed in Kazakhstan. Supreme Court Judge Nurzhan Kaiypzhan at a recent briefing at the Central Communications Service (CCS) under the President of Kazakhstan announced that the investment court will be established. “The draft code represents a transitional justice model of…

Astana Theatre Production to Highlight Friendships between Country’s Ethnic Groups

Kazakh Auenderi, a national concert company, will produce a theatrical performance about friendship between different ethnic communities of Kazakhstan, according to  company President Askhat Maemirov who spoke at a press briefing of the Central Communications Service on April 14. “Kazakh Qusy (Kazakh bird) is a “lyrical drama, which unites all the peoples of our country…

Job Fair Connects the Disabled to Jobs

ASTANA – The Employment Centre of the Astana Akimat (city administration) recently hosted a job fair for people with disabilities in order to provide them with job opportunities. “It is the third year we have held a job fair for people with disabilities. Every year, the interest in this event is growing from both the…

Ministry of Healthcare Announces New Approaches to Healthcare Development

ASTANA – the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development recently prepared the first version of the conceptual approaches to the development of primary healthcare (PHC).The programme will change the structure of Kazakhstan’s healthcare service, said Minister Tamara Duyssenova during the extended collegial meeting of the ministry. “We started to develop the second phase of the…

Patriots of the Year Award Recepients Announced in Astana

ASTANA – More than 400 representatives of government, nongovernmental and youth organisations, the Parliament of Kazakhstan, culture, sports and the Kazakhstan 2050 National Movement attended a recent ceremony to name the country’s Patriots of the Year. The ceremony honours those who have achieved outstanding success in their profession: athletes, artists, scientists and civil society leaders.…