Articles by Zhanat Tukpiyev

Kazakhstan temporarily suspends use of Japanese tuberculosis vaccination

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has temporarily suspended use of a Japanese tuberculosis vaccine, said Ministry of Healthcare Committee for Quality Control and Safety of Goods and Services Chairperson Lyudmila Byurabekova at an Aug. 28 press conference. The committee plans to purchase a new vaccine that will be delivered in a several months. “A vaccine against tuberculosis…

KazSat communication system income expected to reach $15 million in 2019

NUR-SULTAN – Income from the KazSat communication system is expected to reach 6 billion tenge (US$15 million) this year, said Board Chairman of the National Centre for Space Communications Bauyrzhan Kudabayev at a recent forum in the capital. According to the centre, 1.3 million users are connected to satellite television and radio broadcasting throughout Kazakhstan.…

Finnish companies to construct waste recycling plants in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Finnish companies are interested in constructing waste treatment plants in Kazakhstan. The Kazakh Ministry of Energy plans to increase the waste recycling rate from the current 11.5 percent to 50 percent using Finnish technologies and investments. The sides spoke about the issue in the capital March 1 during the 11th meeting of the…

Kazakh President meets with newest 100 New Faces winners

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces project aims to motivate citizens to achieve better results in their activities, said President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the Feb. 13 meeting in the capital with the project’s newest winners. Launched in 2017, the programme serves as a multimedia information support platform, engages citizens and creates both regional and national…

Kazakh transport prosecutor’s office suspends two airlines and 17 aircraft

ASTANA – The Kazakh Chief Transport Prosecutor’s office suspended operation of two airlines and 17 aircraft Nov.12, according to its press service. This year, transport prosecutors have recorded more than 2,000 law violations, protected the rights of more than 300,000 citizens and charged 757 people with various offences. In addition, 1.1 billion tenge (US$3 million),…

Air Astana launches low-cost airline

ASTANA – Air Astana will be launching a low-cost airline in the first half of 2019. FlyArystan and its fleet will consist of Airbus A320 aircraft with 180 economy class seats. The airline will operate according to the classic low-cost model, following the example of such successful systems as Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, Easyjet and…

Ministry of Agriculture: hemp is not negative plant

ASTANA – The Ministry of Agriculture is developing a draft law “On the Plant World.” The law will help the government control plant usage nationwide and whether it is worth saving and considering hemp as a useful plant. “The concept of the draft law will solve the problems with everything that grows. Particularly, we will…

Gamma Knife for brain tumours to be introduced in 2019

ASTANA – Gamma Knife radiosurgery for brain tumours will be introduced in the country in 2019, said Kazakh Association of Neurological Surgeons President Serik Akshulakov at the fourth Congress of Neurosurgeons and International Neurosurgical Forum in the capital. Gamma Knife, also known as Leksell Gamma Knife, is the most precise radiosurgery device by limiting the…

Weightlifter Ilya Ilyin announces return after two-year doping ban

ASTANA – Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin recently announced his return after a two-year doping ban from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) at a June 11 press conference at the Central Communications Service in the capital. “I was waiting for this day. I am so excited. I return to my work. I feel better now. I…

Kazakh government to provide up to 14,000 business start up microloans in 2018

ASTANA – Approximately 14,000 start-up entrepreneurs will be eligible to receive microloans this year, Director of Employment and Labour Market Development Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population Zhenisbek Dulatov said at June 7 press conference. “As is known, each year the government allocates 20 billion tenge (US$59.8 million) for micro…