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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…

Turkestan becomes centre of investments and business activity

More than a year and a half has passed since the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree establishing a new region (oblast) with an administrative centre in Turkestan. Today, ancient Turkestan is turning into a modern city, while maintaining its historic appearance. Turkestan has long been a centre of…

Three Kazakh cyber players among top 30 most popular in CIS

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh cyber athletes Dauren (AdreN) Kystaubayev, Alexey (qikert) Golubev and Abay (Hobbit) Khassenov were among the top 30 most mentioned Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) players in 2019, reported Vesti.kz. All are professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) players. Sports portal cybersport.ru completed a study last year on the media popularity of cyber athletes. It…

Kazakh government commissions Saryarka gas pipeline 

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government completed the construction and commissioning of the Saryarka gas pipeline Dec. 27, reported the Ministry of Energy’s press service. The pipeline, which starts in the Kyzylorda Region, will provide domestic gas to Karaganda, the capital, Temirtau and Zhezkazgan and nearly 2.7 million people in 171 settlements along its route will…

Almaty institute develops plan to modernise thermal electric station with minimised environmental effect  

NUR-SULTAN – Experts from the Almaty-based KazNIPIEnergoprom Institute are developing a feasibility study to gasify the Almaty energy complex and modernise Thermal Electric Station number 2 with minimised environmental effect, reported the city akimat (administration) press service. Preliminary project results will be available in March. Several options are under consideration including transit to gas, using…