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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Social Wallet Project to Launch in Pilot Regions of Kazakhstan by the End of 2021

NUR-SULTAN – The Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov announced plans to introduce the social wallet pilot project in Nur-Sultan, Pavlodar and Akkol by the end of 2021 at the Oct. 20 meeting of the commission under the President of Kazakhstan.  Its main goal is to provide targeted social assistance through social support instruments.  …

New York Federal Court Rejects All Objections of Mukhtar Ablyazov and Ilyas Khrapunov

NUR-SULTAN – United States District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected the objections filed by ​​former BTA Bank Board of Directors Chairperson Mukhtar Ablyazov and son of former Almaty Mayor Viktor Khrapunov, Ilyas Khrapunov, and sanctioned them for their misconduct during the litigation…

Major Milestone of Kazakh Independence: Repatriation

Editor’s note: Since 1991, when Kazakhstan gained its independence, оver one million of ethnic Kazakhs have returned to their historical homeland, reports zakon.kz. In the analytical piece below translated from Russian this popular on-line news outlet details specific government policies that allowed Kazakh compatriots (kandas) to resettle comfortably in their country of origin. A month…

Government Approves List of National Projects to Advance Economic Competitiveness, Improve Quality of Life

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the decree on national projects on Oct.13, according to Akorda Press.  Earlier, the Kazakh government approved national development projects at the Oct.12 meeting, reported the Prime Minister’s office.  Prime Minister Askar Mamin recalled that President Tokayev instructed his government ensure the transition from state programs to national projects in…

Kazakh Economy Shows Positive Dynamics with GDP Growth of 3.4 Percent

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh economy showed positive dynamics with a GDP growth of 3.4 percent, reported Prime Minister Askar Mamin at the Oct.12 meeting. According to Mamin, the anti-crisis measures adopted contributed to the economic recovery. The growth of production in the real sector has become key in economic acceleration.  It is reported that production…

President Tokayev Reaffirms Nation’s Green Commitments at KazEnergy Eurasian Forum

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reaffirmed Kazakhstan’s commitment “to global efforts to combat climate change and the targeted action as part of the Paris Agreement” on Oct.7 at the fourteenth KazEnergy Eurasian Forum.  The KazEnergy Eurasian Forum and World Energy Week took place in a digital format on Oct. 4-7 in Nur-Sultan.  Tokayev noted that…

Kazakhstan to Adopt New Law to Protect Animals

NUR-SULTAN – The draft law on the responsible treatment of animals has been submitted for consideration at the Majilis (the lower House of Kazakh Parliament). This is the first law that provides tougher penalties for animal cruelty. The law establishes general and special requirements for the treatment of animals, protects animals from cruelty, prevents the…

Famous Kazakh Actor Doskhan Zholzhaksynov Celebrates 70th Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev awarded the Order of Otan to Kazakh actor and film director Doskhan Zholzhaksynov on his 70th anniversary on Oct.7. Zholzhaksynov is a People’s Artist of Kazakhstan, laureate of two state prizes, Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR, and Honored Artist of Kyrgyzstan. He was born in 1951 in the village…

New Processing Facility Launched at Aktogay Copper Mine

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the launch of the second processing facility at the Aktogay large scale open pit mine located in the East Kazakhstan region, reported Akorda. Launched in 2017, the Aktogay expansion project is implemented by the KAZ Minerals group of companies. The facility will increase the processing of ore…

Kazenergy Forum, World Energy Week Represent Recognition of Kazakhstan’s Achievements in Energy Sector, Says Kazenergy Association Director General

NUR-SULTAN – This year, the fourteenth Kazenergy Eurasian Forum and World Energy Week are taking place in digital format on Oct. 4-7 in Nur-Sultan. The events show the recognition of Kazakhstan’s contribution to the energy sector development, said Kazenergy Association Director General Kenzhebek Ibrashev.  “It must be admitted that the holding of the World Energy…