Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

Prime Minister Takes Part in Inauguration of New Construction Plant in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the opening of the ModeX construction plant in Nur-Sultan, reported the Prime Minister’s office.  The design capacity of the modular plant is 200,000 square meters of housing per year. 500,000 more square meters of housing are planned for 2023. The plant will create more than…

EU Scholarship Recipients from Afghanistan Begin Their Studies in Kazakh University

NUR-SULTAN – Ten recipients of the scholarships funded by the European Union (EU) from Afghanistan are set to start their online English language classes at the Almaty Management University (AlmaU) Language School, the press service of the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan reported. Upon completion, they will study mining at the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU).  In…

Kazakh, UK Officials Discuss Bilateral Economic and Trade Links at Meeting of Intergovernmental Commission

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom confirm their plan to further expand their strategic partnership in the post-COVID-19 period. This was announced at the seventh plenary session of the Kazakh-British Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (IGC) which was held virtually on Dec. 9. The direct investment from the U.K.…

Astana Opera House Set to Premiere “Call of the Steppe” National Ballet

NUR-SULTAN – The “Call of the Steppe” ballet will be premiered on Dec.12-13 at the Astana Opera House in the Kazakh capital, reported the theatre’s press service.  The national ballet is set to the music of Kazakh composer Tles Kazhgaliyev and staged by German choreographer Patrick de Bana. The author of the libretto is Kazakh…

Superheroes Among Us: UN in Kazakhstan Presents Exhibition Dedicated to Strong, Independent Women on Frontline of COVID-19 response

NUR-SULTAN – Determined, charming and courageous. This is how the superwomen are described in the United Nations (UN) photo exhibition dedicated to women on the frontline of the COVID-19 response in the Kazakh capital.  The event is held as part of the 16 Days of Activism – a part of the Gender Violence against Women…

WHO: COVID-19 Remains a Global Challenge. Kazakhstan Is Сommitted to Respond to Outbreak

NUR-SULTAN – How effective are lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic? How does Kazakhstan participate in the vaccine development effort? What recommendations from the World Health Organization have been given to Kazakhstan to prevent the second wave of the pandemic? WHO Country Office Representative in Kazakhstan Dr Caroline Clarinval spoke about the COVID-19 situation and…

India-Kazakhstan Joint Peacekeeping Classroom Opens in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – The India-Kazakhstan joint peacekeeping room was opened Nov. 27 at the Peacekeeping Training Center of the Kazakh Ministry of Defense in Almaty, reported the press service of the Embassy of India in Kazakhstan.  “The opening of the room marks yet another milestone in bilateral defense relations between the two countries and the strengthening…

Eurasian Foods Corp Launches Milk Processing Plant in North Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Eurasian Foods Corporation launched a milk processing plant in late November in Petropavlovsk in the North Kazakhstan region, reported the company’s press service.  The Eurasian Milk plant will process 50,000 tons of milk per year. The volume of finished products will be 14,500 tons per year including 3,500 tons of cheese production.…

Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev Visits Drama Theater, New Track and Field Sports Facility

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the Nov. 26 opening of the new building of the Kuanyshbayev Academic Kazakh Music and Drama Theater in the Kazakh capital. The total area of ​​the theater is more than 22,000 square meters. It’s Great Hall can accommodate 635 visitors, the Chamber Hall, an art gallery, a…

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Takes Part in 20th Congress of Nur Otan Party

NUR-SULTAN – The upcoming Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) elections are important for the whole nation, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the extraordinary 20th Congress of the Nur Otan Party on Nov. 25, chaired by Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev.  The present time creates unique opportunities for the ruling party, the…

Nur Otan Party Presents its Electoral Program, Announces Final Candidate List for Majilis Election

NUR-SULTAN – The Nur Otan Party presented its electoral program titled “Path of Change: A Decent Life for All” for the Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) elections at the 20th extraordinary congress on Nov. 25. The Nur Otan Party also presented its list of 126 candidates. The list includes First Deputy Chairman…

People’s Party of Kazakhstan, Ak Zhol Democratic Party Announce Its Majilis Candidates, Present Election Programs

NUR-SULTAN – The People’s Party of Kazakhstan has formed its list of 125 candidates for the upcoming Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) elections at the 16th extraordinary congress on Nov. 23.  It lists 89 men (71.2 percent), 36 women (28.8 percent) and youth under 29 – nine people (7.2 people). The average…

Majilis Election in Kazakhstan: Nur Otan Party Announces Results of Primaries, Auyl Party Releases Candidate List

NUR-SULTAN – The first all-republican primaries of the Nur Otan party were completed, the first deputy chairman of the Nur Otan Party Bauyrzhan Baibek reported on Nov. 18. The primaries, which were held from Aug. 17 to Nov. 17, were initiated by Nur Otan Party Leader Nursultan Nazarbayev before the upcoming Majilis (a lower house…

G-Global. World of the 21st Century Congress Kicks Off. Leading Experts Offer Recommendations to Tackle Global Problems

NUR-SULTAN – The G-Global. World of the 21st Cebtury congress kicked off Nov. 18 on the E-forum.net platform. G-Global was initiated by Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev as an international platform with the expert community who have interactive, open and public discussions and debates concerning global issues. The event regularly attracts leading global experts and high-level practitioners,…

Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Discuss Cooperation on UNDP Country Program for 2021-2025

NUR-SULTAN –  The Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan seek to strengthen cooperation as part of the new UNDP Country Program for 2021-2025, reported the ministry’s press service. This was announced at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of…

Kazakhstan Reaffirms Commitment to Tackling Drug Trafficking in Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen cooperation with other central asian countries to address drug trafficking in Central Asia, said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Ashikbayev at the Nov.13 meeting with Rustam Aziz Miralizoda, the Director of Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Center for Combating Illicit Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs,…

Kazakhstan Commemorates 90th Anniversary of Writer Anuar Alimzhanov with Book and Monument Presentation, Conference

NUR-SULTAN – Gabbas Kabyshuly’s book “Anuar 90” to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Kazakh writer and publicist Anuar Alimzhanov was presented Nov. 15 in Taldykorgan, reported Zakon.kz.  Compiled in Kazakh and Russian the book has three parts. The first part features memories and the second part is dedicated to the life and work of the…

Kazakhstan Celebrates National Tenge Day

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has celebrated National Tenge Day Nov.15 to commemorate the date when the first Kazakh tenge came into circulation in 1993.  The name tenge comes from the medieval Turkic silver coins named denge or tanga.  The first banknotes were printed in the U.K. The design of the first series was created by hand…

More Than 11 Million Kazakh People Expected to Vote in the 2021 Mazhilis Election. Six Political Parties Announce Dates of Meetings

NUR-SULTAN – More than 11 million Kazakh people will take part in electing the representatives to the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament), reported Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission Konstantin Petrov. The election commission updated the voter register as of Oct.1 in cooperation with the local executive bodies. The commission worked to improve the…

Almaty Charitable Festival Showcases Achievements of Talented Children with Special Needs

NUR-SULTAN – Almaty hosted the ninth Krasnoe Yabloko Almaty (Almaty’s Red Apple) – a symbol of a strong and happy family online charitable festival Nov. 10-11. This year’s event promoted the main message that all children deserve the best things in life, especially children with special needs.   More than 200 gifted children had the opportunity…

First President Nazarbayev Addresses Assembly of People of Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan has developed from a consultative and advisory body into a national institution with its own parliamentary representation, said Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Chairman of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan at the Nov. 11 Assembly’s Council Meeting.   The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK) was…

Kazakh Officials Deliver Their Medical Report on COVID-19 Pandemic to the 73rd World Health Assembly

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has taken all the necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure that the local healthcare services are ready for an increase of cases, said Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Integration of the Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare Gulnara Mukhanova at the Nov. 9 meeting of Committee…

Kazakh President Takes Part in Meeting Dedicated to Transition of Kazakh Alphabet into Latin Script

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in an official meeting dedicated to the transition of the Kazakh alphabet into Latin script Nov. 9, reported Akorda Press.  Minister of Culture and Sports Aktoty Raimkulova presented the project on the new and improved Kazakh alphabet. The alphabet complies with the one sound – one letter…

Kazakh Prime Minister Gives Boost to Mangistau Region’s Efforts to Develop Tourism Industry

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin has inaugurated the construction work of hotels, a golf club, a theme park under the Fairmont, DoubleTree by Hilton, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts brands in the Aktau resort area as part of his working visit to the Mangistau region, the Prime Minister’s Office reported. It is expected that…

Ethnic Kazakh Living in Istanbul Genius Behind Costumes of Historical Movies, Theaters

NUR-SULTAN – Ethnic Kazakh Turan Bahadur, who lives in Istanbul, has been making clothes for historical and period movies in Turkey. After the launch of the website, his movie costume designs began gaining popularity in a competitive market, reported Turkystan.kz. Bahadur also designs jewelry, has his own shop and a workshop.  Since childhood, Bahadur helped…