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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Developing public indoor space will meaningfully improve citizens’ wellbeing and activism in Kazakhstan’s cold and fast-growing capital, said local and foreign experts at Urban Forum Kazakhstan’s Dec. 5 international seminar on the topic. Adil Nurmakov, the public foundation’s co-founder, began by familiarising attendees with the public’s third place, a social environment separate from… The post Public space development will enhance Astana living standards, civic engagement, say experts appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – More than 16 years have passed since Kazakhstan entered the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) family. In that time, the level of the country’s game should have noticeably progressed, but it hasn’t. Aktobe Football Club board member and well-known Aktobe football expert Nikolai Ivanov feels there is a need to work on… The post Aktobe Football Club board member calls for change in limit on foreign football players appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Seven agreements worth $480 million were signed as part of the sixth Almaty Invest Fоrum. A favourable investment climate, highly developed human capital and tourism make the city attractive for investors. Trade and services contributed 86 percent and small and medium-sized enterprises 40 percent to Almaty’s economy, said Akim (Mayor) Baurzhan Baibek during… The post Seven agreements worth $480 million inked at Almaty Invest Forum appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Writer and poet Saule Doszhan, named an Honoured Art Worker of Kazakhstan in 2015, is the author of books based on touching true stories that raise social issues. Her works have been translated into world languages and her growing international recognition has inspired her to continue writing. Doszhan’s novel “My own strange heart”… The post Poet Saule Doszhan introduces Kazakh life stories appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. LONDON – Closer dialogue, focus on concrete results, a realistic, pragmatic and state-by-state approach and “soft power” initiatives were among the key recommendations included in the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs’ (ECFA) report outlining proposals for the European Union’s (EU) upcoming Strategy for Central Asia. The report was officially presented Dec. 5 at a press… The post Think tank presents recommendations for new EU strategy for Central Asia appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The impressions from the vast steppes surrounding the capital offer little hope for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding. That’s why many of its residents are often surprised to learn about Yelikti (Elekti) ski resort located 325 kilometres from Astana and a few hours’ drive by car. The complex is named after… The post Yelikti ski resort is perfect destination for beginner, expert skiers and snowboarders appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Green Cat Art Laboratory started in 2011 as a hobby to make handmade products. Seven years later, it has turned into a business. Specialising in wooden pins, Green Cat also makes pendants, earrings, postcards, pictures and knitted toys. “Green Cat’s history began in 2011. We waited for the birth of our son. I… The post Green Cat Art Laboratory encourages self-expression and care for nature appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. The recent article by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, titled “The Seven Facets of the Great Steppe”, which is in the continuation of his earlier article “Ruhani Zhangyru (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity): Future Course” published last year, deliberates upon civilisation’s aspects of the great steppe within the framework of history and its origin. In… The post Ruhani Zhangyru: Nazarbayev’s Model appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Shymkent Oil Refinery recently completed a modernisation allowing it to meet Euro-4 and Euro-5 fuel standards while making the refinery more environmentally friendly. The $1.8 billion upgrade also increased the refinery’s annual production capacity from 5.25 to 6 million tonnes. The modernisation of the refinery was part of Kazakhstan’s national Industrialisation Programme… The post Shymkent Oil Refinery completes modernisation, improves fuel and environmental standards appeared first on The Astana Times.

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The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Kazakhstan Highway Research Institute (KazNorDII) has developed a road asset management system. Beginning with the East Kazakhstan region, the database will use machines and up-to-date digital technology to examine cracks and other road surface damage and assess overall condition, reported YK-news.kz. “Such systems are used in many European countries. We cannot use… The post Kazakhstan Highway Research Institute develops new road survey system appeared first on The Astana Times.