Articles by Zhazira Dyussembekova

Medet Chotabayev becomes Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy

ASTANA – Astana Opera principal soloist and Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Medet Chotabayev received the award and title Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy March 26 for strengthening cultural ties between Italy and Kazakhstan and promoting the Italian language, according to the Astana Opera press service. “It was a great surprise to…

North Kazakhstan official reviews region’s work within Digital Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The North Kazakhstan region, particularly Petropavlovsk, has introduced several projects within the Digital Kazakhstan Programme launched last year, including initiatives in transport and public health, according to deputy akim (governor) Madiyar Kozhakhmet, reported zakon.kz. “In general, even before the adoption of the programme, we, as well as the whole Kazakhstan, already used the…

Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan to have media platform

ASTANA – The new multimedia portal of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan was presented March 1. The project, called the People of Kazakhstan’s historical map, covers the history of the country’s multi-ethnic population from ancient times to the present day. It will also be used as a platform for ethnic media, according to…

Locally-made electric cars to be available in Kazakhstan this year

ASTANA – The Kostanai car plant has started serial assembly of electric cars and customers will be able to buy the Chinese JAC iEV7S in the second half of this year, reported kapital.kz. The price is expected to start at 7.5 million tenge (US$23,300). SaryarkaAvtoProm plans to assemble more than 1,000 cars in three years.…

Kazakhstan’s first ammunitions plant to launch this year

ASTANA – Officials have indicated Kazakhstan’s first ammunitions plant will start delivering cartridges to the Kazakh Armed Forces this year. The project was under discussion for several years and although work was expected to have finished by the end of 2017, it was slightly delayed. Kaztechnology, a subordinate organisation of the Kazakh Ministry of Defence…

Entrepreneur turns hobby into business

ASTANA – Bakhargul Tolegenkyzy, one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, has been collecting Turkic gold and silver antiques since she was young, eventually presenting them in her own private museum. In 2000, she founded Ademi-Ai Plus, which has become one of country’s leaders in national souvenir production. Tolegenkyzy moved to Kazakhstan from China in 1994.…

Mazhilis passes draft law on CIS information security

ASTANA – The Kazakh Mazhilis (lower house of parliament) approved March 14 a draft law to regulate interaction between Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries in cross-border communications, the development of interstate standards in information security, analysis and assessment of threats and other activities, reported zakon.kz. “The adoption of the draft law will allow carrying…

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to boost economic cooperation, trade

ASTANA – The Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, co-chaired by Kazakh First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek First Deputy Prime Minister Ochilboy Ramatov, met March 14 to discuss relations between the states, including the expected increase in trade turnover, the Year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan and vice versa…

Kazakh government passes draft national anti-corruption report

ASTANA – The Kazakh government adopted a draft National Report on Combating Corruption presented March 13 by public service affairs and anti-corruption agency deputy chairman Sayan Akhmetzhanov. The document provides information about anti-corruption work in the country and an analysis of existing issues, as well as suggestions for further improvement of the anti-corruption policy. “This…

Health Technology Assessment is key element in decision making, says Polish expert

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s healthcare system is being reformed based on introducing compulsory health insurance and no modern country can offer a basic benefit package without a Health Technology Assessment (HTA), said Polish former Deputy Health Minister and strategic medical technologies consultant for Dentons Business Services EMEA Krzysztof Landa during a March 15 workshop in the…