Articles by Abira Kuandyk

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Form United Front to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov and Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Behzod Musayev met in Tashkent to discuss the current epidemiological situation in countries and joint measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reported primeminister.kz on March 4.  Tugzhanov emphasized that the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for interaction and mutual support between…

President Tokayev Calls For Expanding Women’s Economic Opportunities 

NUR-SULTAN — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized the importance of ensuring women’s rights and creating conditions for female empowerment at the experts’ meeting on Measures and Tools to Expand the Economic Opportunities of Women on March 3, reported Tokayev’s spokesperson Berik Uali.  “The women’s share employed in small and medium-sized businesses in Kazakhstan has exceeded…

Kazakhstan Designates March as Kazakh Traditions and Culture Celebration Month

NUR-SULTAN – March is designated as a month dedicated to Kazakh national traditions and culture with a series of holidays: the new Day of Gratitude, International Women’s Day, Korisy kuni (meeting day) and Nauryz celebrations. More than 500 events will be conducted across the country, including 2,000 projects of various formats starting March 1, the…

Nevada-Semipalatinsk International Anti-Nuclear Movement Commemorates 32 Years Since Inception 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is commemorating 32 years of work of the Nevada-Semipalatinsk International Anti-Nuclear Movement on Feb. 28. According to Olzhas Suleimenov, leader of Kazakh anti-nuclear movement, “the Nevada-Semipalatinsk movement, initiated on Kazakh land on February 28, 1989, considered its main mission not only to close the Semipalatinsk test site, but also to inspire other…

Ile-Alatau National Park Celebrates 25th Anniversary, History of Conservation

NUR-SULTAN – 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Ile-Alatau national park, the mission of which is to “preserve unimpaired the unique landscapes, the flora and fauna, and improve conditions for tourism and recreation” for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all generations.  The first natural reserve was designated in 1931, 65 years before the…

Trilateral Roadmap for Tourism Development 2021 Combines Efforts to Develop Local Tourism in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Kazakh Tourism National Company and the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports have signed a roadmap for tourism development for 2021 to join efforts in the development of local tourism, the Atameken national chamber of entrepreneurs press service reported on Feb. 25.  The roadmap is aimed at…

Cultural Event in Ankara Honors Legacy of Zhambyl Zhabayev, Prominent Figures of Great Steppe

NUR-SULTAN – This year Kazakhstan celebrates its 30th anniversary of independence with a celebration and study of the great steppe figures’ history. Ankara gathered representatives of cultural delegations to honor the anniversaries of Abu Nasr al-Farabi, Abay Kunanbayev and Zhambyl Zhabayev, reports the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs press service on Feb. 23.  The Kazakh…

Kazakhstan Records Highest Number of Babies Born in 2020

NUR-SULTAN – The preliminary data for Jan.- Dec. 2020 shows a record 425,600 registered births in Kazakhstan, reports the Kazakh Bureau of National statistics on Feb. 19. According to the report, the number is 22,600 (5.6 percent) more than in 2019 and 8,500 more (2 percent) than in the previous record number year of 1987.…

Kazakhstan to Modernize 115 Public Service Centers and Support Capacity-Building for Youth Cadres

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin shared the progress report on the modernization of public services centers as well as the Listening State concept at a Feb.19 meeting with the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Akorda press service reported.   Mussin reported on the project to modernize 115 public service centers…

Kazakhstan Increases Flights with UAE and Turkey

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s SCAT airlines has made the decision to increase flights to the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting Feb. 15, while Turkish air carriers will add more flights between Almaty and Antalya, the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee reported.   The decision is made by the Interdepartmental Commission on…