Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova 

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…

Kazakh National Museum to present masterpieces of ancient and medieval art in Kuala Lumpur 

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh National Museum will present “The Great Steppe: History and Culture” exhibition at the Department of Museums of Malaysia Oct. 1-31 in Kuala Lumpur. The presentation is part of the Altyn Adam (Golden Man) Procession through the World’s Museums project. The mission of the exhibition is to present the rich historical and…

Kazakh President reaffirms commitment to nuclear-weapons-free world, international dialogue at UNGA

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reaffirmed his country’s commitment to seeking a nuclear-weapons-free world in his address to the Sept. 24 74th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Tokayev, who delivered remarks for the first time as President, said nuclear disarmament has become “an essential part of the…

Fund of First President to explore increasing Kazakhstan’s economic competitiveness

NUR-SULTAN – The Fund of the First President of Kazakhstan plans to start scientific and practical research and find ways to improve competitiveness, said Executive Director of the Fund Asset Issekeshev at the recent tenth Global Innovation Summit 2019 in Nur-Sultan. The study is set to improve the country’s competitiveness and develop proposals on the…

Kazakhstan seeks high-tech, agricultural cooperation with China, says Tokayev during Beijing Business Council meeting 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will develop its high-tech sector and elements of Industry 4.0 to increase the degree to which its economy is based on innovation and new technologies, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during the Sept. 11 sixth meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Business Council in Beijing. China has become a world leader in the new…

Ecological tourism planned for Charyn, Ile-Alatau and Kolsai Lakes national parks

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources and Ministry of Culture and Sports are planning ecological tourism projects in Charyn, Ile-Alatau and Kolsai Lakes national parks. The programme will increase the annual tourist flow from 1.3 million to 3.4 million by 2025 and ensure the quality of services provided, the Ministry…

Meat processing plant opens in Akmola Region

NUR-SULTAN – KazBeef Group opened a meat processing plant July 11 in Schuchinsk in the Akmola Region, reported the Kazakh Invest press service.   The company is the country’s only producer of marbled beef using U.S. technologies, with a full production cycle of high-quality meat products from feed cultivation to packaging finished products. Dozens of…