Articles by Aidana Yergaliyeva

Jackie Chan Movie Featuring Kazakh Singer Dimash’s Original Soundtrack To Premiere Sept. 30

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh pop singer Dimash Kudaibergen sang the original soundtrack “Happy For A While” to the upcoming Jackie Chan movie “Vanguard.” The movie release date is set for Sept. 30. “This movie teaches us that we shouldn’t give up on humanity, our dreams, and kindness. I have been a Jackie Chan fan for a…

Kazakhstan Digital Accelerator Project Invests $500,000 Into 10 New Startups

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakhstan Digital Accelerator (KDA) program handed $50,000 investment checks to 10 startups during the Sept. 22 launching ceremony in Nur-Sultan, forbes.kz reported. KDA received around 200 applications from Kazakhstan, the U.K., India, Singapore, South Korea, and Uzbekistan. The first ten KDA finalists will develop projects in Edtech (Aero, Okoo, Qlang), Agrotech (Egistic),…

Kazakhstan Increases Cargo Transit with China, Plans to Expand Dostyk Station Capacity

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) National Company CEO Sauat Mynbayev and China Railway General Director Lu Dongfu have continued their negotiations around increasing transit volume, and loosening administrative barriers between China and Kazakhstan in a Sept. 20 virtual meeting, KTZ press service reported. The transit volume between China and Kazakhstan has been demonstrating…

Kazakhstan, US Sign Statement to Minimize High Enriched Uranium, Promote Nuclear Nonproliferation

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Energy Ministry and the US National Nuclear Safety Administration of the Energy Department signed a Sept. 23 joint statement on the minimization of high enriched uranium (HEU) at the 64th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, the Kazakh Energy Ministry press service reported. The Kazakh…

Central Asian Youth Turn to Online Skill Improvement Courses to Continue Learning During Lockdown 

NUR-SULTAN – The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every aspect of youth development worldwide. UNESCO Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Program Specialist Arina Myassoyed observed significant growth in the interest of Central Asian youth in self-development courses during the lockdown. “We have had a huge response. So we decided to create an online platform (Central Asian…

Japanese Companies to Invest $46 Million Into Developing Key Economic Sectors in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Japanese companies have signed on for three investment projects totaling $46 million during the Sept. 16 ceremony at the Kazakh Embassy in Japan, the Kazakh Foreign Affairs Press Service reported. Two of the projects will be built in Atyrau, which is one of Kazakhstan’s largest industrial cities. The largest Japanese project will be…

Nazarbayev Reviews International Tourist Hub on Caspian Sea Coast

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev reviewed a plan for the development of a tourist hub on the Caspian Sea coast as part of his Sept. 18 working trip to the Mangistau Region, elbasy.kz press service reported. The resort area on the Caspian coast will create 50,000 new jobs and attract approximately $2 billion…

Kazakhstan to Start Human Trials of QazCovid-in

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare permitted to conduct the first and second phase clinical trials of QazCovid-in vaccine against coronavirus infection, the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science press service reported. The Kazakh Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems (RIBSP) developed the inactivated vaccine. On July 27, the developers of the QazCovid-in first…

EU to Fund Extension of Border Stability Program to Include Afghanistan

NUR-SULTAN – The European Union (EU) will extend its Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA) to Afghanistan and has already made a 21.75 million euro (US$25.67 million) pledge for the 10th phase of the program from 2020 to 2025, the BOMCA press service reported. Since 2003, BOMCA has been assisting Central Asia in countering…

Almaty State Bodies, Foreign Representatives Discuss Ways to Improve Tax, Customs Administration

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh state department and foreign representatives established an open dialogue to improve the investment climate and the ease of doing business during a Sept. 16 forum on tax and customs administration in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s financial and economic center. The forum is part of the Protecting Business and Investments project, which was launched…