Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Persian Leopard, Przewalski Horse and Tiger Officially Listed in Kazakhstan’s Red Book of Endangered Species

NUR-SULTAN – The Persian leopard, Przewalski horse and tiger are now listed in the Red Book of Endangered Species, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources. The total population of  consists of no more than 1,300 of the species globally. A leopard can only be found in the…

Almaty Region Shows Positive Growth Due to Industrial Production in 2020

NUR-SULTAN – The Almaty region retained its growth dynamics in all major economic indicators despite the pandemic related restrictions in 2020, PrimeMinister.kz reported.  The Almaty region is located to the south-east of Kazakhstan with a population of more than 2 million people (as of the beginning of 2020). The region’s rich natural diversity includes mountains,…

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with President Tokayev

NUR-SULTAN – The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó paid an official visit to Kazakhstan on April 6 to reaffirm Hungary’s readiness to strengthen cooperation with Kazakhstan.  Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, the Akorda Press reported on April 6. Tokayev noted that…

Balapan TV Channel Presents Children’s Animated TV Series about Al-Farabi

NUR-SULTAN – The Balapan TV channel released its “Al-Farabi” children’s animated television series dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence, the Khabar Agency reported.  The first season includes 10 episodes of eight minutes presented in 2D format. The series tells about a medieval philosopher and scientist who made a significant contribution to science Abu…

Analytical Report Introduces Notable Results For Political and Economic Reforms in Kazakhstan in 2019-2021

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakhstan Council on International Relations (КCIR) released its “Political Reforms in Kazakhstan: New Course of President Tokayev” analytical report, presented by political expert Andrey Chebotarev. KCIR is an influential foreign policy think tank established in  2017. The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev serves as a Honorary Chairman of the…

Government Presents Plan For Social and Economic Development of North Kazakhstan Region Through 2025 

NUR-SULTAN – The plan for the social and economic development of the North Kazakhstan region through 2025 has been presented at the March 30 meeting chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, PrimeMinister.kz reported.  The plan includes more than 80 initiatives in four main areas – investment projects, housing and infrastructure, social sector, public order…

Ministry of Digital Development Presents Visionary Digital Lifestyle Draft Concept For Kazakh Society

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry presented a draft concept of a digital lifestyle (Digitel). Its text is available for public discussion until April 9 on the Open Legal acts website. The strategic document provides a vision for the development of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry and…

Second Central Asia Nobel Fest will Focus on Education and Megatrends in Post-Pandemic World

NUR-SULTAN – The second Central Asia Nobel Fest will take place on April 7-9, reported the press service of the festival.  This year’s event will feature technology and innovation issues in three key areas – economy of opportunities, industry of the future, and EdTrends (educational trends). The sessions will also be dedicated to the future…

Kazakhstan Increases Export of Cars Despite Pandemic

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh car industry saw an increase of sales in 2020 despite the pandemic and restrictions, reported Kursiv.kz. According to the statistics, Kazakh companies exported more than 7,000 cars worth $130 million in 2020 compared with 2,850 cars worth $56.2 million in 2019.  Artur Miskaryan, deputy chairman of the KazAvtoProm union of enterprises,…

New Environmental Code in Kazakhstan to Promote Green Technology, Sustainable Development

NUR-SULTAN – The new Environmental Code will encourage companies to modernize their production facilities and shift to eco friendly technologies, Kazakh Minister of Ecology, Geology, and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev said in an interview with Kazinform.  According to the new Environmental Code, the 50 largest companies that account for 80 percent of emissions in Kazakhstan,…