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  • Government session: Kazakh Agriculture Ministry briefs on livestock development 30 July 2019 With livestock being the mainstay of the Kazakh agriculture, gross livestock production has represented a 10.5% growth over the previous year, from 962.2 billion tenge to 1063.5 billion tenge during the first half-year of 2019, the Kazakh agriculture minister said.
  • Elbasy commissioned Nur Otan party’s reboot program 30 July 2019 Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, and received First Deputy Chairman of Nur Otan Party Baurzhan Baibek. The First Kazakh President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev’s official website informs.
  • Kazakh mining and metallurgy embracing digitalization 29 July 2019 The mining and metallurgical complex makes up around 6.7% of the GDP, 25% of the industrial production and 24% of Kazakhstan’s exports. It is represented by 800 plants and 185 thousand workplaces. Over the last 10 years, 114 projects have been carried out in the mining and metallurgical complex.
  • Kazakh Labour Ministry: How Enbek Programme deals with productive employment and mass entrepreneurship 29 July 2019 The Kazakh labour market needs around 370 thousand new jobs in order to maintain the unemployment rate at a low level. In the first half-year of 2019, 186 thousand new jobs have appeared, some 7 per cent up on the 2018 rate, states the First Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of Kazakhstan.
  • President Tokayev: Nur Otan should be open and accessible to citizens 26 July 2019 The Kazakh President has received the First Deputy Chairman of the Nur Otan party, Baurzhan Baibek, the Akroda press service informs.
  • Kazakh President congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming PM of UK 26 July 2019 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent a letter to Boris Johnson congratulating on becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Britain and the Northern Ireland, the Akorda press service informs.
  • Kazakhstan pilots e-health passports 25 July 2019 In the wake of Digital Kazakhstan Program, many sectors of the Kazakh economy, including health, have been actively working on digitalization. As the Kazakh Health Minister stated the process toward digitalization in the health sector largely aims at greater access to and quality of medical services and supplies.
  • How e-visas benefit foreigners in Kazakhstan 25 July 2019 In an effort to foster its investment attractiveness and favorable business-climate, Kazakhstan takes comprehensive measures to liberate a visa and migration regime. So foreigners holding e-visas are exempt from registration in the migration service. The Internal Affairs Ministry’s Migration Service Committee informed.
  • How sick leave days affect Kazakh companies 24 July 2019 Regular days off can negatively affect not only the professional activity but also the employer resulting in economic damage.
  • Implementation of tasks given at expanded government session by Head of State in focus 23 July 2019 The Kazakh Government has approved an action plan to implement the tasks of the Head of State given at the 15 July 2019 expanded Government session. These tasks center on raising the wellbeing of the people and enhancing the economy.
  • The Head of State makes amendments to some presidential decrees 22 July 2019 The head of state signed a decree on the “formation of the National State Institution “Central Communications Service” to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and amendments to some presidential decrees”. There have also been appointments, the press service of the head of state informs.
  • Trade and economic missions – an attempt to boost trade coop of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan 22 July 2019 With two visits a month to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on July 11 and July 18 the Kazakh business delegation, including exporters, sought out Tajikistan’s markets for promoting Kazakh products and contacts with local businesspeople in the wake of an annual trade and economic mission which was the ninth this year.
  • From re-branding to automatization: QazAvtoJol on its plans 19 July 2019 14 projects of more than 4.4 thousand km are envisaged under the Nurly Jol national infrastructure development program, involving over 18 thousand workers and 12 thousand units of machinery, the QazAvtoJol Chairman says at a briefing on the 2019 half-year plans and activities of the national company.
  • Kazakhstan and Argentina to address issues in agriculture 18 July 2019 Today, it is the primary priority to develop agricultural science and ensure food safety in Kazakhstan. Therefore, in an effort to strengthen agriculture, Kazakhstan develops relations with Argentina, which is among the countries with developed agriculture and the global producer of food and agro-industrial goods.
  • Kazakh President signed order to found National Public Trust Board 18 July 2019 Head of state Kassym Jomart-Tokayev signed an executive order approving regulations and membership of the President’s National Public Trust Board, the Akorda press service informed.
  • EAEU countries seek to foster mutual trade 17 July 2019 Kazakhstan-EAEU relations progressed in a systemic way in 2018, resulting in the trade turnover of $19.1B, up by 10.1 per cent compared to $17.4B in 2017, the recent report suggests.
  • Trade, investment, agriculture: Kazakhstan and China seek collaboration 16 July 2019 The Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan played host to the conference on investment and trade promotion between Kazakhstan and China’s coastal province of Shandong. Founded by China’s Council for the promotion of international trade (CCPIT) of Shandong Province, the conference focuses on cooperation enhancement.
  • Nur-Sultan hosts Routes Silk Road 2019 15 July 2019 Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev’s objective to attract leading international events in the sphere of aviation and develop the capital as an international financial aviation and tourist hub has contributed to the holding of the International Forum Routes Silk Road 2019 taking place on 15-17 July in the Kazakh capital city of Nur-Sultan for the first time.
  • Who is avail of estate tax amnesty in Kazakhstan? 12 July 2019 In the wake of the law to cancel tax penalties signed by the Kazakh President last week, the Kazakh Government was tasked on a tax amnesty for individuals provided the principal is paid. Read more for the mechanism of the amnesty and who will be under it in the article below.
  • Khorgos extends beyond shipment hub 11 July 2019 Connecting Kazakhstan and China, the trans-border city of Khorgos could serve not only as a hub for managing shipments but also as a tourist destination as Khorgos’s presentation has been held in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, with both countries having stakes in joint events to ensure the tourism cooperation development.
  • How and where to get work permits for foreigners in Kazakhstan 11 July 2019 Kazakhstan has improved its position in attractiveness for foreign migrants, rising from the 129th to the 77th place in the last five years. One of the factors of Kazakhstan's attractiveness is the opportunity to find a job. Kazakhstan has 17 Migration Service Centers, regulating foreigners’ working process within our country. Read more about the activities of the Centers in the review by the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Industrialization Map of Kazakhstan: over 120 projects to be implemented 10 July 2019 Kazakhstan has been undertaking the second five-year period of industrialization since 2015. Last year 102 projects worth 1.3 trillion tenge were launched as part of the Industrialization Map, thus over 13 thousand permanent jobs were created. What is the progress of today’s industrialization? Read more in the review by the Strategy2050.kz.
  • Kazakhstan and Slovakia: joint efforts to ensure stability and security within OSCE 09 July 2019 On 8 July 2019 in Štrbské pleso Kazakh Foreign Minister Beibut Atamkulov has held talks with OSCE current President, Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák within the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) taking place on 8-9 July in Slovakia, the Foreign Ministry’s press release reads.
  • Economics of simple things: number of approved projects nearly doubles 09 July 2019 The program of preferential crediting runs as part of the economics of simple things acclaimed in the address of Yelbasy (Leader of the Nation) to the people of Kazakhstan “Growing welfare of Kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life” to handle development of small- and medium-sized entrepreneurship and employment, thereby creating new jobs. Read more below.
  • Kazakhstan stands for effective use of EU-CA relations toolkit in light of new EU Strategy 09 July 2019 Kazakhstan proposes to focus on the effective use of the European Union – Central Asia relations toolkit, as well as on ensuring the integrity, visualization and visibility of such cooperation in light of the new EU Strategy for interaction with the region, Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov said in his remarks at the 15th annual European Union – Central Asia ministerial conference, held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek.
  • Kazakh President kicks off Capital Day celebration 05 July 2019 Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in a solemn ceremony of raising the main flag of the nation, out of a tradition of kicking off celebrations dedicated to the Day of the capital, Akorda’s press service informed.
  • Kazakhstan seeks price decrease for renewable energy 05 July 2019 The Law “On Support for the Use of Renewable Energy Sources” was inked in Kazakhstan 10 years ago, in July 2009. Since then the Kazakh Government has been working jointly with international organizations to gradually rise the share of renewable energy to strike a balance in the traditional energy dominant market and to make RES tariffs cheaper. Now 700 MW of renewable energy is generated by 74 facilities around the country.
  • Yakup Beris on RES: when you use something do not destroy something else 05 July 2019 Yakup Beris, UNDP Resident Representative, briefly sat down with the Strategy2050.kz correspondent. He spoke of the economic benefits of renewable energy sources, sustainability, the role of RES in the future, calling for the best possible way to utilize them. Keep reading for more details.
  • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with EBRD President 04 July 2019 The Head of State met with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Suma Chakrabarti, the press service of Akorda informed.
  • How official visit of Kazakh Foreign Minister to US was held? 04 July 2019 1-2 July this year Kazakh Foreign Minister, Beibut Atamkulov, was on an official visit to the United States at the personal invitation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just before Diplomatic Service Day in Kazakhstan and Independence Day in the USA. The two-day visit is in tune with President Tokayev's idea on the constructive, balanced and multidirectional foreign affairs of Kazakhstan. Read more about the way how Kazakh Foreign Minister's official visit to the USA was held.
  • New agreements between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan: joint bank and direct flights 04 July 2019 On June 25, 2019, business and official people of Kazakhstan and Afghanistan gathered in Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to participate in an annual trade and economic mission. The most actual issues discussed were creation of a joint bank for businessmen and opening of direct air flights between two countries. To know more about the potential of trade and economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, we interviewed Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Chamber of International Commerce Nuraly Bukeikhanov. Read more on the website of the Strategy2050.kz Information Agency.
  • Ministry of Ecology: SMEs in waste recycling are on rise 03 July 2019 The 4th Eurasian Business Forum titled “Green Energy&Waste Recycling Forum – GEWR’19” is taking place in Nur-Sultan where the issues of waste management development and green energy came under discussion, including the recent trends in green energy and circular economy development, with the participants going over the issues regarding commitment to the green strategy and effectiveness in the backdrop of the fourth industrial revolution.
  • AIFC Court and International Arbitration Centre are officially open 02 July 2019 2 July 2019 has seen the opening of the AIFC Court and the International Arbitration Center (IAC) building joined by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and other senior officials of the AIFC, including AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, Chairman of the AIFC Court Lord Harry Kenneth Woolf, IAC Chairwoman Barbara Domann QC, Chairman of the Astana International Campus (AIC) and Registrar and Chief of Staff of the AIFC and IAC Court Christopher Campbell-Holt.
  • Prof. Van de Putte: the weakest link about cyber security is human beings 02 July 2019 In an interview with a Streategy2050.kz correspondent, Professor Alexander Van de Putte, Chairman of the AIFC Academic Council, Chief Strategy Officer of the AIFC Governor's Council, speaks of the significance of the Astana Finance Days Forum, reveals why the AIFC is vital in investment attraction and what modern-day technologies it deploys as well as argues why going public is essential. Keep on reading for more.
  • UN member states interested in Zhusan operation 01 July 2019
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