Articles by Yuri Lee

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan Plans to Remain World Uranium Leader, Says Official

KYZYLORDA REGION – Kazakhstan’s share in world uranium production over the past year reached 38 percent, landing the country in first place. A recent meeting in the village of Shieli Priaralie with the Chairman of the Board of National Atomic Company Kazatomprom Vladimir Shkolnik and Deputy Regional Governor Galym Amreyev examined developments in the nuclear…

Rural Entrepreneurs to Utilise Development Grants

KYZYLORDA – Akim (Governor) of the Kyzylorda region Krymbek Kusherbayev held a meeting in late April to discuss the implementation of the Akniet programme by the Russian company LUKOIL, which involves the utilisation of dozens of grants in the amount of 1 million tenge (US$5,492) that were given to rural entrepreneurs in 2013 for socially…

Forum in Kyzylorda Focuses on Region’s Economic Potential

KYZYLORDA – The second “Baikonur” investment forum took place in mid-November in the Aral Sea region aimed at unlocking the Kyzylorda oblast’s significant potential in a variety of industries, including metallurgy, energy, transport logistics and agriculture. The event was attended by Minister of Environment and Water Resources Nurlan Kapparov, representatives of other ministries and departments,…

Nazarbayev Intellectual School Opens in Kyzylorda

KYZYLORDA – On Constitution Day, Kyzylorda’s first Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Natural Science and Mathematics opened its doors. The school will accommodate 720 students with a boarding facility for 120 students from surrounding towns. More than 5,000 local schoolchildren in seventh, eighth, ninth and 11th grades competed for grants to enter the school, undergoing tests…

Folk Music Festival to be Held in Kyzylorda in 2014

KYZYLORDA – The Aral Sea region has begun preparing to hold the Korkyt and Melodies of the Great Steppe international folk music festival for the third time. The festival was held for the first time in 2006 as part of the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence and had tremendous success. Theatrical performances…

Kazakhstan, Russia Advance Cooperation at Baikonur

KYZYLORDA REGION – The first meeting of the Kazakh-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for the Baikonur complex held on March 28 and chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov and First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov once again demonstrated the commitment of the two countries to cooperate at the space complex. At 2:43…

Ambitious Aral Sea Revival Project Fuels Regional Development

KYZYL ORDA REGION – The ambitious project, Regulation of the Syr Darya River and Preservation of the Northern Aral (known as RRSSAM), initiated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has brought hope for a more prosperous tomorrow to residents of the Aral Sea region. This year, Kazakhstan will launch the second phase of this project, which will…