Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova 

Ring road opens around Nur-Sultan, car engine heating project launches 

NUR-SULTAN – The 87-kilometre ring road opened around the capital Nov. 29  will increase transport system efficiency, reduce travel time by raising the speed limit and improve the city’s environment. Prime Minister Askar Mamin, who attended the opening ceremony, noted safe and high-quality road projects are being implemented in the centre-south, centre-east and centre-west directions.…

Almaty region leads Kazakhstan in investment projects

NUR-SULTAN – The Almaty region is implementing the most investment projects in the country, with 34 projects worth $3.8 billion planned for the next few years, the Kazakh Invest company reports. Ten projects are expected to launch at the end of this year. Overall, 168 projects are registered in the Kazakh Invest monitoring system nationwide. …

UNICEF analysis of Kazakhstan’s children finds progress in child mortality, education, gaps in inclusion, nutrition

NUR-SULTAN – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) presented its analysis of the situation of Kazakhstan’s children Nov. 19 in Nur-Sultan. The analysis observes the country’s achievements, including progress in reducing child and maternal mortality; increasing enrolment in education, including preschool; and creating conditions for inclusive education. It also reveals gaps and issues that require…

Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Theatre to perform for first time in Kazakhstan 

NUR-SULTAN – The Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre will present Alexander Borodin’s opera “Prince Igor” Nov. 29 and Alexander Glazunov’s ballet “Raymonda” Dec. 1 at the Astana Opera House, reported the theatre press service.  “Borodin’s monumental classical opera ‘Prince Igor’ is a major production for the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. The theatre…

Almaty hosts fourth European Film Festival 

NUR-SULTAN – The European Union Delegation to Kazakhstan presented the fourth European Film Festival Nov. 5-7 in Almaty. The programme included 16 films produced by European Union (EU) member states. Special guests included directors Caroline Thirion (Belgium) and Renars Vimba (Latvia), who taught master classes on pitching ideas and producing films and documentaries, and Anne…

Astana Pro Team prepares for next season 

NUR-SULTAN – Astana Pro Team has completed its roster for the 2020 season, reported general manager Alexandre Vinokurov. The team now has 27 athletes, according to the National Olympic Committee press service. The club has started preliminary preparations for the new season and plans to begin its first training camp Dec. 5 in Calpe, Spain.…

Eighty-seven renewable energy facilities to operate in Kazakhstan by end of 2019 

NUR-SULTAN – Eighty-seven renewable energy facilities with a capacity of 1,042 megawatts will be operating in Kazakhstan by the end of this year, announced Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin at the Oct. 29 government meeting. The investment in the facilities was 406 billion tenge (US$1 billion). The Almaty, Zhambyl and East Kazakhstan Regions lead in…

Air Astana unveils first Airbus A321LR aircraft

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh national air carrier Air Astana unveiled Oct. 9 its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in the Kazakh capital.  According to a company release, Air Astana is the first operator of such aircraft in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the company plans to…

Courses on learning process from renowned US author, professor are available in Kazakh 

NUR-SULTAN – More than 1,000 people in Almaty and the capital attended public lectures and participated in training on the way neurobiology is changing the learning process conducted last month by Oakland University Professor of Engineering and New York Times bestselling author Barbara Oakley. In a recent interview with The Astana Times, she spoke about…

More than 500 cross-country runners compete in Race Nation Burabay

NUR-SULTAN – More than 500 cross-country runners from Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Tajikistan participated Sept. 29 in the Race Nation Burabay at the ski-jumping complex in Shchuchinsk, in the Akmola Region.  Race Nation Burabay or the so-called Race of the Nation is a cross-country race with man-made obstacles. This year, the event was part of…