Articles by Aidana Yergaliyeva

British All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kazakhstan Celebrates 5th Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Embassy in the U.K. celebrated the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Kazakhstan with an Oct. 19 celebratory virtual event. The British Parliament first registered the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kazakhstan in the autumn of 2015 to develop inter-parliamentary dialogue. Representatives of the group are…

Kazakhstan Completes Pilot Canal Project in Turkestan, Says Ecology Minister

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan completed a pilot project for the digitization of a canal in the Maktaaral district of the Turkestan Region, which significantly reduced water consumption in the region, Kazakh Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev said in an Oct. 20 report to Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. “The process of providing water…

Kazakhstan Increases Gasoline Exports During Lockdown To Compensate For Low Domestic Demand

NUR-SULTAN — Over the first eight months of 2020, the Kazakh petroleum producing companies exported 362,100 tons of motor gasoline worth $125.6 million compared to only 6,300 tons in the same period in 2019, reported energyprom.kz. Kazakhstan exported 103,300 tons of gasoline worth $36.7 million to the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The…

Abu Nasr Al-Farabi’s 1150th Anniversary Celebrations Wrap Up in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – The Al-Farabi International Center in Almaty gathered leading national Farabi scholars to the closing event of the 1150th anniversary of medieval philosopher and scientist Abu Nasr Al-Farabi on Oct. 16. Abu Nasr Al-Farabi is a figure equally important to the west as he is important in Kazakhstan and other Turkic countries. Jewish medieval…

Semei Begins Implementing 2025 Socio-Economic Development Plan

NUR-SULTAN – Semei has begun to implement the 2025 comprehensive plan of socio-economic development, reported Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service. In October of 2019, the Kazakh government allocated 260.2 billion tenge (US$606.00 million) to complete 56 projects in the city. Semei’s renovations began with the housing and social facilities. In 2020, the government commissioned seven…

Abai’s Legacy About to Be Brought to Japanese Audience (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh cultural diplomacy continues to make great strides with the 175th anniversary of Kazakh poet and philosopher Abai Kunanbayev. Japanese readers can now get a closer connection with Kazakh culture in their native language through books on Abai’s works at national libraries and educational institutions in Japan. The Kazakh Embassy in Japan presented…

Kazakh Archaeologists Discover Artifacts With Potential to Rewrite Entire History of Golden Horde

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh scientists have recently found archaeological artifacts that can complete or rewrite the established history on the Kazakh Khanate. The excavation complex in the North Kazakhstan Region just 300 kilometers away from Nur-Sultan can become “a new political and cultural center,” the region’s Deputy Akim (Governor) Gani Nygymetov said in a facebook post.…

Central Asia + Russia Foreign Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Strengthen Interstate Relations

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen interstate relations and ensure sustainable growth in the region during the Oct. 15  Central Asia + Russia virtual ministerial meeting, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. This is the third meeting of the heads of the foreign affairs agencies. The…

Kazakhstan Ranks 53rd in Health Care Index, First in Post-Soviet Space

NUR-SULTAN – Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database, placed Kazakhstan 53rd in the health care index ranking among 93 countries’ mid-year results. The rating calculated an index for health care quality based on online surveys about the overall quality of the health care system, health care professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, and cost among other factors. Kazakhstan…

Pavlodar Region Akimat and Halyk Bank Launch Unique Lending Program For Young Entrepreneurs

NUR-SULTAN – Halyk Bank and the Pavlodar Region Akimat (local administration) launched Zhas-Halyk.Ertis, a special lending program to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Pavlodar Region and to mitigate the consequences of the strict quarantine regime, the akimat’s press service reported. The young entrepreneurs, all aged 21 to 30, can get a loan…