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Every fifth teenager is bully or victim of one, say Kazakh scientists

NUR-SULTAN – Every fifth Kazakh teenager aged 11-15 is either a bully or the victim of one every month, reported the Ministry of Healthcare’s National Centre for Public Health press service. Bullying involves not only physical aggression, but psychological pressure, intimidation, gossip, extortion and mocking. It can be in the form of physical contact, words,…

Public services in Kazakhstan have improved since 2018, survey finds

NUR-SULTAN – The quality of Kazakh public services has increased 2.4 percent since 2018, according to a survey commissioned by the Civil Service Agency. The review, conducted by the Zor Rukh Charity Foundation, was completed to identify the level of satisfaction with quality, accessibility and procedures. “The monitoring results helped develop recommendations to improve the…

Officials to assess need to build second light rail in Kazakh capital

NUR-SULTAN – Government experts will assess the need for a second light rail transit (LRT) line in the capital, said Nurlan Urankhayev, head of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Land Relations, at a Jan. 21 Central Communication Service press conference. “As for LRT, the customer today is the Department of Architecture and Urban…

Kazakhstan to ban live animal exports

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan plans to ban live animal exports, reported the Ministry of Agriculture press service. Last year, the country exported 156,000 head of cattle, 78 percent of which were sent to Uzbekistan and 14 percent to Armenia. Approximately 264,000 head of sheep were exported, more than half of which were breeding stock. More than…

Ministry of Internal Affairs urges Kazakhs to register foreign vehicles

NUR-SULTAN – The Ministry of Internal Affairs urged Kazakhs Jan. 14 to register their foreign vehicles. It emphasised the need to register vehicles imported from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, noting EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) provisions still require it. “To date, more than 170,000 vehicles registered in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Russia were imported into the country.…

Kazakh Senate should create Agribusiness Complex Council, says Nazarbayeva

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Senate should create an Agribusiness Complex Council, said Speaker Dariga Nazarbayeva at the Jan. 17 meeting with agriculture sector representatives. “We need to create a council on the agro-industrial complex under the Senate until we bring it to mind with the programme and with all the proposals. We will carefully consider…

Kazakh government to implement new approaches for targeted social assistance, compulsory medical insurance

NUR-SULTAN – Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev, speaking during a recent conference call, instructed government bodies to create a regional schedule for compulsory health insurance coverage, increase the population’s employment, improve medical institutions’ technical bases and raise public awareness about compulsory medical insurance, reported primeminister.kz. “The main task is to correctly and in an accessible…

Rakhmonov to make UFC debut in March, says manager

NUR-SULTAN – After a six-month pause, Kazakh fighter Shavkat Rakhmonov will make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut in March, said his manager Sayat Abdrakhmanov. In August, Rakhmonov became the first Kazakh fighter to sign a UFC contract. He initially planned to debut at the Moscow UFC tournament in October or the Dec. 21 UFC…

Kazakh national resources ministry bans hunting of wolves in five regions

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources recently banned the hunting of wolves in the steppe areas in the Akmola, Karaganda, Kostanai, Pavlodar and West Kazakhstan regions, reported the ministry’s press service. The ban was included in the ministry’s recent publication of the rules regarding wolf hunting in the steppe regions.…

Kazakhstan regional road conditions continue to improve, 68 percent considered in good condition

NUR-SULTAN – The condition of regional and district roads in Kazakhstan improved by 3 percent in 2019. In 2018, the share of good or satisfactory roads in regions was 68 percent. In 2019, Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development paid close attention to the development of roads of regional and district significance, to which…