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With Warm Embrace, Nazarbayev and Karimov Call for Stronger Ties between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan publicly confirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral ties and friendly cooperation in Central Asia during the official visit of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov to Astana on Nov. 25. “People in our nations are paying close attention to this visit, as the stability and development...

Mobile Taxi Service Application Introduced to Kazakhstan

ASTANA – TOUCHka Ltd. has developed a mobile application, TOUCHka, which is an analogue to the Uber application in Europe and America. The application allows Astana and Almaty residents and guests to order a taxi with one tap on their smart phones, and unlike other taxi services, TOUCHka does...

With Warm Embrace, Nazarbayev and Karimov Call for Stronger Ties between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan publicly confirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral ties and friendly cooperation in Central Asia during the official visit of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov to Astana on Nov. 25. “People in our nations are paying close attention to this visit, as the stability and development...

Construction of Green Housing Begins in Astana

ASTANA – The construction of a residential area using green technologies has begun in Astana, Chairman of the Board of the Samruk Kazyna Real Estate Fund Bolat Palymbetov announced at a Central Communications Service (CCS) press briefing on Nov. 18. The Green Quarter is a residential and office complex...

Kazakhstan to Play Key Role in Changing Global Economy by 2050, Says Int’l Consulting Firm

ASTANA – Global consulting giant McKinsey introduced its upcoming book “No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking All the Trends” at a press conference in Astana’s Marriott hotel on Nov. 25. As the bulk of economic activity shifts from the U.S. and Europe towards Asia, experts from the McKinsey...

Aida Premieres at Astana Opera

ASTANA – Verdi’s masterpiece “Aida” premiered Nov. 19 on the stage of the Astana Opera. Preparation took just over a month, as the staging involved all the technical possibilities of the scenes. Important visual effects that created a colourful show were a big surprise for the audience at the...

New Poll Shows Kazakh Citizens Have Positive Outlook on the Country, And Fundamentals Explain Why

So much of Kazakhstan is changing and modernising at an incredible pace: the country has entered into the ranks of the 50 most-competitive states, Astana has grown from a small town to a reputable capital hosting grand events and the people in general are becoming used to living in a market economy. The general attitude…

Almaty’s Kairat Captures Kazakh Football Cup

Almaty’s Kairat defeated Aktobe 4:1 on Nov. 22 to claim the Kazakh Football Cup in Astana Arena. Aktobe scored first in the 19th minute, but Kairat’s Yury Logvinenko tied the score in the 29th minute. One minute later, Kairat took the lead with a goal by Cote d’Ivoire’s Gerard...

Astana 2017 Company, Chinese Chamber of Tourism Sign Agreement During Tourism Economy Forum

The third Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) took place in Macau on Oct. 27 and 28. Kazakhstan’s delegation, headed by First Deputy Foreign Minister Rapil Zhoshybayev, reported on the upcoming EXPO 2017 and Kazakhstan’s tourism potential. A special session devoted to tourism in Kazakhstan, as well as information on...