Articles by Zhandos Sarmantayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Collection Boxes, Nationwide Programme to Address Problem of E-Waste

ASTANA – The government of Kazakhstan is moving to address the growing problem of electronic waste through training programmes, technology disposal receptacles and awareness-raising events, and private electronic recycling companies are taking on the challenge. “Management of Electronic Waste,” a public-private partnership project launched by the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and the UN Development Programme,…