Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

President Tokayev Accepts Invite to Rescheduled Moscow’s Victory Day Parade

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will take part as an honored guest at the 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the allies’ defeat of Nazi Germany. This was announced during Tokayev’s telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 26. He is one of the first world leaders to accept…

Draft Decree on Award for Fight Against COVID-19 is Available for Public Comment

A draft presidential decree on awarding medals to exceptional citizens who participated in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been submitted for public discussion on July 1 on the Open NPA website, which is intended for publishing draft projects and conducting public discussion on government policy, according to the Ministry of Information and Social…

Atameken Business Channel Opens Studio in Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan’s Atameken Business Channel began broadcasting in Kyrgyzstan on May 18 according to the company’s press service release. The TV channel is available in all regions for Aknet cable operator users. Its main mission is to create a platform for the exchange of information between the business communities of the two neighboring countries. The Atameken…

Semei Region Prepares to Celebrate 175th Anniversary of Abai

The final preparations are underway in the East Kazakhstan region of Semei ahead of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Abai Aug.10.   The Kazakh poet, writer, philosopher, composer and translator was born in the Abai district near Semei. Abai is considered the founder of Kazakh literature. Abai’s philosophy has since become an integral part…

Nazarbaev’s Personal Foundation Hosts Social Justice Competition to Promote Civil Engagement

The Foundation of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy announced the winners of the National Digital Fair of Social Ideas and Projects on May 14. Fifteen out of fifty projects received funding for the implementation of their unique projects geared at promoting civil society initiatives in Kazakhstan.  A shortlist of winners: Nur-Sultan based Emoji…

World Bank to Support Central Asian Countries Struggling With Covid-19 Fallout

The World Bank is working on a project to support livestock and digital development in Kazakhstan. The first project will help small-scale livestock farmers and the government integrate the national livestock development program. The second project will contribute to the development of artificial intelligence to help oversea the industrys. So far, preliminary financing stands at…

Tokayev Toys With Income Tax Scale Plans During First Visit to Almaty After End of State of Emergency

A gradual introduction of a progressive scale for individual income taxes will be discussed by experts and the public, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during his working visit to Almaty. A change in the Individual Income Tax was announced on May 11 at the state commission meeting.    “I set the task before the government to study…

UN Launches Coping with COVID Mental Health Support Sessions in Kazakhstan

The United Nations (UN) in Kazakhstan remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable groups affected by the coronavirus crisis in Kazakhstan. The latest UN report declared that “the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with measures to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, could potentially be catastrophic for millions of children worldwide.”  The…

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Unitedly Deal With Flood Consequences After Major Dam Collapse In Region

On May 10, the Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov visited the recently flooded areas in the Maktaaral district and the villages of Nurlyzhol, Orgebas and Firdousi in the Zhanazholsky district. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are working together to tackle the flood damage after the partial collapse of Uzbekistan’s Sardoba reservoir…

Special S. Кorean COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit Launched By Government In Almaty

A new COVID-19 mobile testing unit was introduced on May 9 in Almaty, according to the Atameken Business Channel. The system will allow doctors to check people without leaving the car and only costs 15,500 tenge (US$37).  Based on the Medical Partners Korea (MPK) clinic  the SKL laboratory  uses reagents and equipment from Seegene Inc,…