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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – French company SUEZ and Kazakh Keremet Projects are planning to build two solid waste landfills near Almaty and in the Almaty region, reported the Almaty region administration press service. Keremet will oversee all stages of the project, including constructing the landfills. SUEZ, represented in 80 countries, operates 100 municipal solid waste landfills globally.… The post French company SUEZ set to build two landfills in Almaty Region appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The capital akimat (administration) offers rehabilitation, specific social services, free use of public transportation and the possibility of employment to its 25,715 residents with disabilities, reported its press service Oct. 19 to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Approximately 2,689 individuals are classified in the first group of those with disabilities,… The post Capital authorities offer support to people with disabilities appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State in Ashgabat to introduce the Commonwealth Visa, a single visa regime in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), along the lines of the principles of the Schengen agreement that exists in Europe. This approach aims… The post Kazakh President proposes single visa regime for CIS appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Turkestan’s new media centre and regional akimat (administration) building projects were completed Oct. 9, reported Otyrar.kz. With both structures finished, only the work in the surrounding areas is still to be completed by the end of the month. The media centre is the second largest in Kazakhstan following the one in the capital.… The post Turkestan completes new media centre, akimat building appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – The capital and Almaty are among the top ten most attractive tourist cities in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), reported turstat.com. The website ranks the most popular destinations for autumn travellers. The two cities, along with Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Minsk (Belarus), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Yerevan (Armenia), are the most frequently visited by CIS… The post Nur-Sultan, Almaty among 10 most popular tourist cities in CIS appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh figure skaters Maxine Weatherby and Temirlan Yerzhanov took the bronze at the Denis Ten Memorial Challenge, scoring enough points to participate in next year’s Four Continents and World figure skating championships, reported zakon.kz Oct 14. Their medal was the only one for the country at the event, which closed Oct 12in Almaty.… The post Kazakh figure skaters win bronze medal, secure spot in World Championship 2020 appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan enjoyed a 4.3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth from January to September, announced Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov at an Oct. 14 government meeting, reported primeminister.kz. Investments in fixed assets grew 9.7 percent. The growth mainly accounts for an increase in output of light industry at 19 percent, manufacturing at… The post Kazakh economy grows 4.3 percent in first nine months of 2019 appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Nur-Sultan hosted Oct. 9-10 the United National World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Summit on Urban Tourism. More than 700 delegates from 30 countries gathered to explore the definition of smart cities and smart destinations and the role of tourism in the development of cities. The two-day event, which also included the adoption of the… The post Nur-Sultan hosts UN urban tourism summit appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Fifteen countries have joined the Kazakh Green Bridge green economy transition initiative, International Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects Management Board Deputy Chairperson Gaukhar Beiseyeva told bnews.kz Sept. 30. “We already have 15 countries joining the Green Bridge partnership programme. I can even list all of them for you now – –… The post Fifteen countries join Green Bridge Initiative, sharing ideas and learning with Kazakhstan appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. NUR-SULTAN – Farmers in the North Kazakhstan Region have begun harvesting the first major soybean crop under Northern Soybean state programme. Kazakhstan currently imports soybeans from Russia, but thanks to the programme the country will be able to cover its needs in five years. Regional Akim (Governor) Kumar Aksakalov has repeatedly highlighted the benefits of… The post North Kazakhstan farmers harvest first major soybean crop  appeared first on The Astana Times.