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President Addresses Pressing Issues During SCO Summit in Dushanbe

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the Sept. 12 summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event was also attended by the heads of SCO member states, including Xi Jinping of China, Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan and Islam...

EBRD, UNDP, Government Unveil Energy-Saving School Renovations

ASTANA – The government of Kazakhstan, the UN Development Programme and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have completed a joint project to demonstrate the energy-saving possibilities of upgrading the Kazakh capital’s schools. The project at public school No. 25, which was launched in 2011 and presented...

President Addresses Pressing Issues During SCO Summit in Dushanbe

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev attended the Sept. 12 summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The event was also attended by the heads of SCO member states, including Xi Jinping of China, Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan and Islam...

Eight Schools will be Opened by Year’s End

ASTANA – For the new school year, four new schools will open in Astana,” Kassymkhan Sengaziyev, deputy head of the Department of Education told Kazinform news agency. “All four schools are located on the left bank: two are in the Yessil district, two in the Almaty district. This will...

Astana Technology Commercialisation Centre Seeks Grant Proposals

ASTANA – Astana’s Technology Commercialisation Centre (TCC) issued a new call for proposals on Sept. 16 as part of its efforts to support the commercialisation of innovative technologies in Kazakhstan. Applications are being accepted for two types of grants: a six-month proof of concept grant of $120,000 for earlier-stage...

Malaysian Food and Culture Week to Open at Astana Marriott Hotel

ASTANA – The Embassy of Malaysia will present a Malaysian Food and Culture Week at the Astana Marriott Hotel beginning on Sept. 23. It will introduce and promote Malaysia by highlighting the rich culture and tradition of that country with its innumerable crafts and cuisine. The fiesta will feature...

Staying Competitive in a Toughening External Environment

Kazakhstan achieved its goal of entering the top 50 most competitive countries in 2013 and has maintained its position in the 2014-2015 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report. Largely thanks to the sound macroeconomic policy of President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Kazakh government, the country is ahead of other states in the Commonwealth of Independent…

Radio Enthusiasts from 25 Countries Compete in Borovoye

BOROVOYE – More than 300 amateur radio enthusiasts from 25 countries gathered in Borovoye Sept. 6-13 for the 17th Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championship. ARDF, also known as “fox hunting,” is a radio-based discipline that originated in Denmark and England after World War II. Competitors use maps,...

Kazakhstan National Geographic Society Explores Mausoleums of Ulytau

Ulytau is a land of fresh air, delicious spring water, beautiful mountains, the origins of much of Kazakh culture and home to thousands of legends. And it is the cradle of the nation where a recent expedition was conducted by the Kazakhstan National Geographic Society (KNGS). Many centuries ago...