Articles by zhanna Shayakhmetova

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,…

Kazakh Film Industry Comes Out of 2020 Stronger Than Ever

NUR-SULTAN – The film industry has gradually resumed its work after the pandemic outbreak. Overall, the shooting of 13 films was completed in 2020 and 41 films are currently in production, according to a Kazinform report.  The list of films includes Bolat Kalymbetov’s film “Mukagali” about Kazakh poet Mukagali Makatayev, “Ademoka’s Education” directed by Adilkhan…

President Tokayev Outlines Government Initiative to Create People-Friendly Economy, Improve Transportation in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Almaty is the major driving force for the Kazakh economy, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the March 17 virtual meeting dedicated to the development of the city.  President noted that the achievements of the country during the 30 years of independence are closely related with Almaty. “Our Independence was declared in Almaty.…

HC Barys Delivers Results For 2020-2021 Season in KHL, Contract Negotiations Underway

NUR-SULTAN – The players and coaching team completed the task before them and worked well together despite the difficult start of the 2020-2021 season, said President of Nur-Sultan Hockey Club Barys Boris Ivanishchev at the March 16 press briefing.   Barys ended its playoff in the first round of the Gagarin Cup playoffs of the Continental…

Kazakh Government Expects to Increase Vaccination Coverage, New Restrictions Out in Force as Number of Cases Grows

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin set a task before his cabinet to increase the vaccination coverage in the country at the March 16 meeting.  Mamin noted that the availability and large scale of vaccination is a top priority in the fight against the pandemic. “Vaccination allows for us to create herd immunity and…

Kazakhstan Hosts Study UK Alumni Awards 2021

NUR-SULTAN – The British Council announced the recipients of the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021 in Kazakhstan at the March 12 virtual awarding ceremony in Nur-Sultan.     This year, Kazakhstan is one of the first countries to host the awards and will be followed by awarding ceremonies in eight countries, including India, Azerbaijan, and Qatar. …

Aktobe Region Continues Showing Positive Results in Key Economic Sectors

NUR-SULTAN – The Aktobe region observed no sharp decline in economic indicators during the pandemic. A gradual recovery of economic growth rates was observed during the year due to measures taken by the government, according to Primeminister.kz.    At the end of the first nine months of 2020, the index of the physical volume of…

Kazakh Activist Raises Awareness For Nuclear Disarmament Among Youth Globally

NUR-SULTAN – International Women’s Day is a major day to recognize the achievements of women in various fields. Marzhan Nurzhan is one of those young Kazakh activists who takes part in actions for nuclear disarmament globally.  Since its independence Kazakhstan has been known for advocating for its nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament activities. Kazakhstan’s role “in…

Alikhan Bokeikhanov: A Life Devoted to His Country and People

NUR-SULTAN – March 5, 2021 marks the 155th anniversary of prominent Kazakh politician and leader of the Alash (Kazakh intelligentsia) movement Alikhan Bokeikhanov. The movement became a harbinger of Kazakhstan’s independence, whose 30th anniversary is also celebrated this year. “Alikhan Bokeikhanov is the great son of our people, the founder of the Alash movement. At…

Love, Poetry and Friendship Bring British and Eurasian Authors Together in Unique Almanac

NUR-SULTAN – London-based Hertfordshire Press Publishing House released its “Voices of Friends Poetry Almanac” featuring poems by Abai Kunanbayev, Ybyrai Altynsarin and contemporary Kazakh poets, the press service of the Eurasian Creative Guild reported.  The international poetry project features poems from Portugal to Kazakhstan. The collection is dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the English…

Kazakhstan Celebrates National Day of Gratitude

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is celebrating the Day of Gratitude on March 1, which was initiated to mark the establishment of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK) in 1995.  Since its independence, Kazakhstan has paid special attention to national unity as the country is a home to more than 130 nations. In this regard,…

City of Turkestan Joins Organization of World Heritage Cities

NUR-SULTAN – Turkestan has entered into the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), according to the OWHC Regional Secretariat for Euro-Asia. Located 150 kilometers to the north of Shymkent, Turkestan is one of the ancient Kazakh cities, which is famous for its 14th century Khodja Ahmed Yassawi mausoleum and other historical attractions.  Joining the OWHC’s…

Kazakhstan’s Agricultural Industry Shows Positive Growth Despite Pandemic

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is experiencing a positive growth trend in the agricultural industry, according to the reports available on the Prime Minister’s website on Primeminister.kz.  Based on the preliminary results of 2020, the gross agricultural production increased by 5.6 percent and reached 6.3 trillion tenge (US$15 billion). The growth is mostly due to an increase…

The 100 New Faces of Kazakhstan Project Puts Out Call for Applications For Its Fourth Season

NUR-SULTAN –  The fourth season of the 100 New Faces of Kazakhstan project is calling for applications from February 22 until March 15, the press service of the Ministry of Information and Social Development reported.  Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev initiated the project in 2017 as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program.  The…

Kazakh Capital Hosts a Poetry Event to Commemorate 580th Anniversary of Poet Alisher Navoi

NUR-SULTAN – The International spiritual event dedicated to the 580th anniversary of great poet and thinker Alisher Navoi was held on Feb. 21 at the House of Friendship in Nur-Sultan, the press service of the Ministry of Information and Social Development reported.  The event was organized by the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, the…

Wind Farm and Hydro Power Plant to Launch This Year in Zhambyl Region

NUR-SULTAN – A wind farm and a hydro power plant will be launched in the Zhambyl region this year, the regional press service reported.  Overall, two renewable energy facilities are expected to launch in the coming years.    Two wind facilities will be built in the Zhanatas and Karatau districts and two hydroelectric power stations on…

Japanese Companies to Invest in Digital Projects in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Japanese companies Japan DX and Land Management Co. Ltd announced plans to invest $150 million in digital projects in Kazakhstan, the press service of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Japan reported. The newly established Japan DX KZ joint company will work on the implementation of the information and communication infrastructure projects in…