Articles by Yerzat Sergazin

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Barys Hockey Club Shifts Emphasis Towards Recruiting Younger Players

Manager General of the Barys hockey club Alexander Koreshkov spoke recently on the new policy of the club and the team’s objectives for the KHL coming season at the recently held meeting with mass media. “The last season didn’t appear to be successful for the Barys team, as the club was unable to solve the…

Industrial Production Grows in Astana

In the current year, the volume of industrial goods and services in the capital amounted to 145.5 billion tenge (US$428.3 million). Since the beginning of the year, the physical volume of production has increased in the manufacturing industry, construction industry, food production, electricity and water supply, according to the press service of Astana’s Akimat (city…

Kazakh National Guard Saves Nearly 100 Trapped on Snowy Roads

The soldiers of the Aktobe regiment of the Kazakhstan National Guard rescued 96 people trapped on snowy highways, reported the press service of the National Guard. Because of the heavy weather conditions in the Khromtau and Kargalinsk districts of the Aktobe region, public transport, lorries and passenger cars got stuck in snow. In order to…

Road Accidents Decrease 10 Fold on Kazakh Highway

ASTANA – The General Procurator’s Office announced recently that modernisation of state road Astana – Shchuchinsk and the Western Europe – Western China highway has decreased road accidents and deaths. “Up to 60 people [per year] died in road accidents on the Astana – Shchuchinsk highway before its modernisation. Now the number is 10 times…

Golovkin: Match against Alvarez Might Take Place in September

ASTANA – During a recent press conference in Astana, Gennady Golovkin named Mexican Saul Alvarez as a potential opponent this year. “I think that the fight against Alvarez is realistic this year, around September, so let’s wait for September,” Golovkin said. He also told the local media that there are dozens of opponents he might…

Japan Ready to Help Kazakhstan Develop High-Quality Infrastructure

ASTANA – Japanese government officials and representatives of 25 large companies participated in the Nov. 23 Kazakh-Japanese conference on high-quality infrastructure in Astana. “The recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to your country was very fruitful. This official visit and the bilateral talks at the highest level will set a new milestone in…

Packaging Producers Discuss Market Issues

ASTANA – The conference of Kazakh packaging producers held in the capital Nov. 6 included discussions by representatives of domestic businesses who expressed dissatisfaction with the pricing policy for packaging products. The conference was attended by the heads of 50 packaging companies, industry experts and competent experts from Russia. “The price policy of Russian companies…