Articles by zhanna Shayakhmetova

Construction of Gas Processing Plant Kicks Off at Kashagan Oilfield

NUR-SULTAN – The gas processing plant will be built at Kashagan oilfield, PrimeMinister.kz reported on June 8. This was announced during the working visit of Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin to the Atyrau region. The capacity of the plant is expected to reach up to 1 billion cubic meters of raw sulfur gas per year.…

Kazakh Government to Focus on Inclusive Environment, Education

NUR-SULTAN – The rights and protection of people with disabilities is one of the most important tasks of the country.  According to the Ministry of Healthcare, there are about 705,000 people with special needs including 94,000 children in Kazakhstan. Some 37 centers for adults and 23 for children with disabilities operate nationwide. Overall, more than…

West Kazakhstan Region Offers Well-Developed Infrastructure and Benefit for Investors

NUR-SULTAN – The West Kazakhstan region observed positive trends in all main socio-economic indicators by the end of 2020. The region has been implementing major projects in attracting investments, manufacturing industrial products, agriculture and the creation of workplaces.  The Astana Times spoke with First Deputy Mayor of the West Kazakhstan region Mukhtar Mankeyev to learn…

Development Bank of Kazakhstan Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Major Achievements in Non-Resource Financing

NUR-SULTAN – This year, the Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK), the national financial institution, is celebrating its 20th anniversary, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence.  The bank has been involved in launching the strategic projects, which are supposed to be key drivers of the national economy. These are projects in mechanical engineering,…

Kazakhstan Celebrates Day of National Symbols

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is celebrating the Day of State Symbols on June 4.  The national symbols are one of the main symbols of the country, which embody its identity and sovereignty. In Kazakhstan, the state symbols are the flag, the emblem and the national anthem. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated the nation on this day…

Government Presents Plan on Socio-Economic Development of Turkistan Region for 2021-2025

NUR-SULTAN – The plan on socio-economic development of the Turkistan region for 2021-2025 was presented at the June 1 government meeting headed by Prime Minister Askar Mamin.  The Ministry of the National Economy in cooperation with the executive bodies identified the projects with high potential of direct and indirect impact on the socio-economic development of…

Pavlodar Region Identifies Priority Sectors for Investments, Creates Favorable Conditions for Businesses with Access to Neighboring Markets

NUR-SULTAN – The Pavlodar region has identified its priority sectors for attracting investors. They are machine manufacturing, metallurgy, petrochemistry, construction materials, and food processing.  The Pavlodar region is one of the most developed industrial regions in the country, in order to keep and build on this advantage, the local authorities pay special attention to attracting…

Kazakh Scientists Reveal Two Major Routes of Satellite-Tagged Steppe Eagles

NUR-SULTAN – The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan released information about the routes of the satellite-tagged steppe eagles (Aquila nipalensis), according to the association’s press service.  The scientists study the routes of its seasonal migrations to preserve this globally threatened species.  “Satellites transmit eagles’ location data 12 times during daylight hours, or…

First Modular Housing Building is Unveiled in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin has committed to increasing the availability of modular housing in the country during his visit to the first modular residential complex in Nur-Sultan, the Prime Minister’s office reported on May 20. A 16-storey residential building with an area of ​​9,000 square meters was built in six months. The…

Almaty Hosts United Nations Staff Officer Course for Military Personnel

NUR-SULTAN – The United Nations Staff Officer course kicked off on May 19 at the Peacekeeping Training Center in Almaty, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Defense.  Some 25 military personnel are taking part in a two-week international course. The program aims to prepare the participants for duties involved with a…

Project on National Digital Currency Requires Well-Developed Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Norms, Says Expert

NUR-SULTAN – The National Bank of Kazakhstan released a May 5 research report dedicated to the introduction of the digital tenge concept into the public forum of discussion.  The bank intends to study the benefits and risks and define the tasks solved by the digital currency. Based on this, the bank will decide on the…

Identity Documents and Other Public Services Now Available on Mobile App in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digitalization, said Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin  at the May 13 press conference in the Kazakh capital.  “2020 has been a challenging year. Everything is online now. The importance of access to communications and the Internet has grown. The Internet saved…

Kazakh President Discusses National Fund’s Activities With Governor of National Bank

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev approved the annual report of the National Bank for 2020 during a meeting with Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Erbolat Dossaev on May 14, reported Akorda Press. It was reported that the National Bank’s activities in managing the National Fund were recognized as successful. At the end…

Nur-Sultan, Almaty Join Global Green Finance Index 7 at the Top of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has entered the Global Green Finance Index 7 (GGFI), which measures the progress of green financial products across 124 international financial centers, according to the press service of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC).   The GGFI was launched by the London-based Z and Yen Group think tank and Finance Watch NGO. This…

Kazakhstan to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance to India

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will provide humanitarian assistance to India due to the sharp deterioration of the epidemiological situation in this country, reported the Akorda Press. This was announced at the meeting of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Prime Minister Askar Mamin on May 7. President Tokayev instructed the government to dispatch 6 million medical masks,…

EU Scholarship Recipients from Afghanistan to Graduate From the Language Courses, Continue their Studies at Kazakh University

NUR-SULTAN – This May, 10 recipients of the scholarships funded by the European Union (EU) from Afghanistan are graduating from AlmaU language school in Kazakhstan.  After  language courses, they will continue their education at the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) and study technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs in mining. Empowerment of Afghan women …

Kazakh Prime Minister Takes Part in Eurasian Intergovernmental Council Meeting in Kazan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting, which was held on April 30 in the Russian city of Kazan, reported the press service of the Kazakh Prime Minister.  Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko,…

Kazakh President Congratulates Nation on People’s Unity Day

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated the nation on the People’s Unity Day, which is celebrated nationwide on May 1.  Tokayev explained that the holiday was initiated by Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and that this holiday represents the values ​​of friendship and solidarity, mutual respect and trust. “Over the years of independence, the…

Positive Dynamics Observed in Trade Between Kazakhstan and China

NUR-SULTAN – Mutual trade between Kazakhstan and China grew by 4 percent and reached $15.4 billion by the end of 2020. This was announced April 27 during the video conference between Kazakh Minister of Trade and Integration Bakhyt Sultanov and Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry…

Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO Aims to Empower Female Businesses in Europe and Central Asia

NUR-SULTAN – UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, initiated the first regional Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo for Europe and Central Asia virtually with the participation of women entrepreneurs from 12 countries from April 27-29. Some 150 women entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan also attended the exhibition.  More than 23 sectors…

Kazakh Prime Minister Pays Working Visit to Mangistau Region

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin visited the Mangistau region on April 27 where he was briefed on the progress of the region’s investment project implementation in the agri-industrial sector, transport, tourism and the vaccination campaign, the Prime Minister’s press service reported. The Prime Minister visited the recently launched Aktau Agro poultry enterprise with…

Forecast For Kazakhstan’s Economic Growth Improved to 3.1 Percent For 2021

NUR-SULTAN – The forecast for Kazakhstan’s economic growth has been improved from 2.8 percent to 3.1 percent in 2021. This was announced by the Minister of the National Economy Aset Irgaliyev who presented the total forecast of macroeconomic indicators and the draft national budget at the governmental meeting on April 20.  The forecast is based…

Kazakh Government Launches Measures for Employment Opportunities and Support of Businesses

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population has developed an atlas of new professions and competencies that will be in demand in the near future. This was announced at the press briefing at the Central Communications Center on April 15 in the Kazakh capital. Overall, the main indicators of…

Association of Kazakh People in Japan Aims to Expand Cultural Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – The Association of Kazakh people has been founded in Japan, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The association has a mission to bring together the Kazakh nationals and ethnic Kazakhs living in Japan to maintain mutual contact and support. Its activities include establishing cooperation between entrepreneurs, cultural and…

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…