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  • “Triple burden of malnutrition” slows down progress towards Zero Hunger in Europe and CA 28 June 2019 Enabling policies, partnerships, social protection and nutrition-sensitive food systems are key to end hunger and malnutrition in the region. Read the piece below prepared by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in further detail.
  • Kazakh First President’s Library, Heydar Aliyev Center expand coop 28 June 2019 A cooperation memorandum was signed on 27 June in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku between the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Yelbasy and the Heydar Aliyev Center. What is the purpose of this memorandum’s signing? Read on the website of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Head of the Presidential Administration appointed 28 June 2019 The Head of State signed a decree appointing Krymbek Kusherbayev as a head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan, the press service Akorda reported.
  • Asian countries’ interest in investment coop with Kazakhstan rises 27 June 2019
  • Health Ministry: Kazakhstan to halve hospitals’ number, no beds’ number cut 26 June 2019 The Kazakh Health Ministry and the Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation scrutinized the health care system of Kazakhstan in various areas, specially focusing on the infrastructure and the hospital sector as well back in 2017. The outcome was quite anticipated as the wide spread of single-industry hospitals, which fall short in today’s health technologies, quality medical services, rentability, was observed.
  • Tokayev instructed to take measures on reducing debt burden 26 June 2019 President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, instructed to take measures in order to reduce the debt burden on citizens who found themselves in a difficult life situation, having signed a corresponding decree, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • Kazakhstan and UNESCO to set up International Center for Rapprochement of Cultures 26 June 2019 On 25 June 2019 in Paris the Kazakh Government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization signed an agreement to establish an International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under UNESCO auspice. The agreement was signed by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sport reported.
  • Kazakhstan seeks to join top 30 innovation ecosystems by 2025 25 June 2019 The Astana Hub International Technopark emerges as the national innovation ecosystem as experienced by Singapore, South Korea and Israel. In 2018-19 the Astana Hub’s IT startups attracted investments of around 29 billion tenge, while last year’s export of IT services totaled at 7.5 billion tenge, with the year-to-year growth rate of 150%. 261 startups underwent incubation, with the Technopark is at 100%. To know more about it, read the piece by the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakhstan rolls out 3-tier national system to better meet demand for personnel 24 June 2019 Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population has embarked on implementing the First Kazakh President’s tasks to revise and increase amounts of address social assistance, salaries as well as pensions. For the time being, positive changes have been showing up, including the increase in address social assistance, benefits for multi-children or low-paid families, salaries of staff from civil service sectors. Read the article below for more.
  • Kazakhstan is attracting most investors in CA 21 June 2019 Investments are key to developing the economy of Kazakhstan, with the country making efforts to enhance its business climate and mechanisms for interacting with investors. With over 320 billion dollars of investments been drawn in the country’s economy since independence, Kazakhstan is seen as a regional leader in attracting foreign investments.
  • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev approved implementation plan for his election platform 21 June 2019 President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, inked a Decree approving the Action Plan for the implementation of his election platform, “Wellbeing for all! Continuity. Justice. Progress” and proposals received from the Kazakh citizens during the national action “Bіrge”, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • Nur-Sultan – Istanbul flights to increase to 7 times a week 20 June 2019 Commencing from 1 July 2019, the number of the Nur-Sultan – Istanbul flights will increase to seven times a week. This is due to the official opening of İstanbul Airport on October 29, 2018 in the city of Istanbul. Read more about this in the review by the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Our daily choices matter: Turn the tide on plastic 20 June 2019 Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth is that more than 70 percent of the plastic we use does not get recycled, and much of this plastic trash gets swept into our oceans from beaches or gets washed into rivers from our streets. An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently float in our oceans. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has proposed 5 ways to cut our dependence on plastic. Read more on the website of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakhstan is Central Asian leader to fight TB 19 June 2019 Kazakhstan is a leader in tuberculosis control among other Central Asian countries. The country is open to every international organization dealing with TB. Since 2002, the tuberculosis rate had stood at 65.1 per 100 thousand persons, stably declining over the subsequent years. The 2018 tuberculosis rate was 48.2 per 100 thousand persons. The nationwide efficiency of treating the disease is 89.2 and that of treating drug resistant TB is 79.9, Malik Adenov, Director of Kazakhstan’s National Scientific Center of Phthisiopulmonology said.
  • Tokayev: Aibyn is the unique platform for young people 19 June 2019 The President of Kazakhstan - the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces took part in the opening of the 5th Republican Military-Patriotic Youth Assembly “Aibyn”, the press service of Akorda reported.
  • President Tokayev receives Nur-Sultan’s Mayor 18 June 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received newly appointed Mayor of Nur-Sultan Altay Kulginov, the Akorda press service informs.
  • Kazakhstan seeks new health care approaches 18 June 2019 The country has seen a 2.5-time rise in the major chronical non-infectious illnesses largely attributing it to better diagnostics and the global spread of lifestyle-caused diseases. A new model of a guaranteed amount of free medical care and a package of medical care within the obligatory social health insurance system were developed, which, according to Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov, will be fully implemented by 2020. Read more about these approaches in the review by the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakhstan founds two new ministries 17 June 2019 In an effort to further enhance the public administration system of Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev closed the decree to set up two new ministries.
  • India invested in Kazakhstan $317 mln 17 June 2019 India remains one of the key trade, economic and investment partners of Kazakhstan in South Asia. Over 2005-2018, the gross inflow of foreign direct investment from India into the Kazakh economy amounted 317 million US dollars, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informed.
  • Kazakhstan, COPUOS step up space cooperation, sign memorandum 17 June 2019 The 62nd meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) saw the signing of a memorandum held in Vienna attended by the Kazakh delegation led by Kazakh Digital Development Defense and Aerospace Industry Minister Marat Nurguzhin, the press release of the National Space Agency of Kazakhstan reads.
  • World Blood Donor Day: philanthropy or lifestyle? 14 June 2019 On June 14, the world celebrates the World Blood Donor Day. This day, it is customary to express gratitude to people who donate their blood voluntarily and altruistically to save millions of lives every year, as well as to raise awareness of the need for regular donations. Speaking with Zauresh Rakhimova, a veteran donor, the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency has tried to clear up whether donation is donors’ philanthropy or it is their lifestyle.
  • Tokayev calls for establishment of SCO Information Security Center 14 June 2019 The Kazakh President attended the meeting of the Council of the Heads of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • Kazakh and German companies to build new plants 14 June 2019 Germany is among the biggest EU partners with Kazakhstan, with the growing trade and economic relations. The two counties seek new opportunities to enhance economic cooperation. Around 90% of investment flowing from Germany to Kazakhstan is directed to the non-primary sector, notably the manufacturing industry focused on creating high value products. Read about the Kazakh-German relations in the review on the website of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakh President held meetings within SCO 14 June 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, the Akorda press service reported.
  • Digitalization’s effect on workforce: you’ll still need experts in mining – Adrian Singh 13 June 2019 Nur-Sultan city hosted the X Astana Mining & Metallurgy (AMM) Congress. This year’s theme was devoted to digitalization and investment in the mining industry. Such big companies as SAP, Hatch, FLSMIDTH, FreeportMcRan and others gathered there to tell about their successful cases of introducing digitalization projects with domestic enterprises. Mr Adrian Singh, Director at Gold Ore, arrived in Kazakhstan to present his own technology. Read more about his opinion on digitalization and its influence in the short interview by the Strategy2050,kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakhstan disjoins its Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption 13 June 2019 To improve the public administration system in Kazakhstan, the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption has been divided into the two agencies, the Akorda press service reported.
  • Johannes Madsen on water management: Kazakhstan takes the right steps 12 June 2019 In the wake of the water bodies been deteriorating for decades in the Central Asian region, the European Union’s experience in efficient water management seems sought-after for Kazakhstan. Mr Johannes Stenbaek Madsen, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, believes that best way to ensure efficient water management is through sustainability, putting a value on water. He also thinks of a water management company as the way to cope with water issues.
  • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took oath of President Office 12 June 2019 The inauguration ceremony of President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has been held in the capital city Nur-Sultan. Read more in the piece by the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Japan brings in quality to Kazakhstan 11 June 2019 With the Investment Committee and the Kazakh Embassy to Japan and Kazakh Invest National Company working alongside on around 20 projects, Kazakhstan and Japan share the mutual interest and prospects for cooperation in petrochemistry, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, energy, information technology and innovation. Read more about the state of the Kazakh-Japan relations in the review of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Kazakhstan economy grows stable at 4% 11 June 2019 Based on the five months of this year, a positive trend in GDP retains, with GDP up by 4% and annual inflation of 5.3%, which is within the inflation corridor of 4.6%. The investment level outpaced the GDP growth, with the growth accelerated to 7.8%, up from 6.7% in the four months of this year.
  • Inbound tourism: what makes foreigners visit Kazakhstan 10 June 2019 First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in his State-of-the-Nation Address “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life” instructed to pay special attention to the development of inbound and domestic tourism and use Kazakhstan’s rich natural and cultural potential. In the exclusive interview with Kazakh Tourism Chairperson Urken Bisakayev, the Strategy2050 Information Agency knew about main reasons that make foreigners visit Kazakhstan and the country’s peculiarities that will help develop inbound tourism.
  • Exit poll: More that 70% of Kazakh citizens voted for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev 10 June 2019 According to the preliminary exit poll results, 70.13% of voters voted for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The Strategy2050.kz Information Agency presented some presidential election’s results in the review below.
  • Domestic tourism. How it is developed in Kazakhstan 07 June 2019 As the ninth largest country in the world, Kazakhstan is full of plenty to explore both for domestic citizens and foreigners. For this purpose, the Government of Kazakhstan has developed a concept to develop tourism in Kazakhstan until 2023 and the state program on tourism development until 2025. During the exclusive interview with Kazakh Tourism Chairman Urken Bisakayev, the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency has learned how these documents are implemented and ways the domestic tourism is developed.
  • Nazarbayev presented with Honorary Senator status 06 June 2019 First President of Kazakhstan – Yelbasy (Leader of the Nation) Nursultan Nazarbayev was presented with the Honorary Senator ID and badge, the press service of the First President of Kazakhstan – Yelbasy informed.
  • Record number of foreign journalists to cover presidential run in Kazakhstan 05 June 2019 There are three days left until the extraordinary presidential elections scheduled for June 9. The presidential election is one of the most important political events of the State, which arouses a very large interest in the world.
  • Some Japanese companies may appear in Kazakhstan 05 June 2019 The Kazakh delegation contributed to the 25th international conference on The Future of Asia held in Tokyo, Japan. The delegation composed of ambassadors-at-large Yerlan Khairov and Batyrkhan Kurmanseit and representatives of Kazakh Invest national company held talks with the leading technological companies and organizations of Japan.
  • Kazakh President congratulates on Eid al-Fitr 05 June 2019 The Akorda press service has released head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s congratulation on Eid al-Fitr.
  • Green office movement aims at sustainable development goals’ implementation 04 June 2019 One of the objectives in the field of environment protection that Kazakhstan pursuits is a green economy. Throughout the country companies, government bodies, educational facilities, industries and others are urged to join the green office movement, focusing on the sustainable development goals, emission and greenhouse reduction, resource conservation, energy-efficiency. Find more in the article below.
  • It’s not the number of roads that is important, but their quality – Kazakh President 04 June 2019 Upon arrival to Atyrau region, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the refinery Bolashak and toured the High College APEC PetroTechnic, the Akorda press service informed.
  • Universities need to start training specialists in tourism - Tokayev 03 June 2019 Head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has visited facilities as part of his working visit to Zhambyl region, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • IDB plans to step up systemic cooperation with Kazakhstan 03 June 2019 During the 14th meeting of the OIC summit on 1 June 2019 in Mecca Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov met with Dr Bandar Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank Group.
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