A planned new Uzbek power station could mean more electricity for Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.
In November, the Uzbek state company Uzbekenergo announced plans to build a power station in the next five years in southern Surkhandarya Oblast bordering Afghanistan. The plant will supply electricity to Uzbek users as well as export energy to Afghanistan.
“The new power station will be a unique project: it is the first power station to be built from scratch in present-day Uzbekistan. Before this, energy problems have been addressed only by renovating Soviet-era power stations,” said Muzaffar Mukhitdinov, an Continue reading
For past four and a half months, Kazakh and Russian experts have been testing the KazSat-2 Communications Satellite with so-called Continue reading
Marat Bisengaliyev and the Kazakh National Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance on Monday at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater was as thrilling as a horse race in the steppes. The virtuoso violinist-conductor chose pieces that were technically demanding, but he and 21 of the orchestra’s string players galloped expertly through them.
Bisengaliyev opened the program with Edward Elgar’s “Salut d’Amour.” He told the audience that the British composer, who was also a violinist, “is my favorite composer.” And he played the work with all the romance of the composer’s intent for it: an engagement gift.
Two works by Almas Serkebayev, a Kazakh composer who now lives in America, “Kyu dlya Marata” and “Shalkyma,” nearly jolted listeners off their seats with their intensity. The orchestra’s Continue reading
A deterioration in the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis combined with slowing growth in China could generate more serious headwinds for Kazakhstan’s economy, though the country is prepared to deal with any adverse effects, the country’s minister of economic integration affairs said Wednesday.
Kazakhstan’s central Asian location places it at a key intersection among China, Russia and Europe.The European Union is a major trading partner and top export destination for the oil-rich country, said Zhanar Aitzhanova, economic integration affairs minister, in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires Continue reading
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She will succeed Mr David Moran who remains Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Ms Farnworth will take up her appointment during February 2012, and is the UK’s first resident Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Ms Farnworth joined the FCO in 1991 and began her career as a Research Analyst specialising in the Soviet Union. Continue reading
BONN – More than 1,000 delegates from around the world met in the former West German Parliament chamber December 5 to discuss the future of Afghanistan at the second historic Bonn Conference and to reaffirm support for the country’s fledgling democracy after 2014, when most international coalition forces plan to leave the country.
BISHKEK – Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree December 2 that guarantees Roza Otunbayeva – who stepped down from the presidency a day earlier – an allowance and benefits package, the presidential press-service told Central Asia Online.
Otunbayeva is the first president to receive such lifetime benefits; the two previous presidents lost them as they left the country during uprisings.
Otunbayeva will receive a monthly allowance of 75% of the current president’s salary; her stipend will grow as the president’s salary grows. Currently the president earns Continue reading
BISHKEK – Almazbek Atambayev took the oath of office December 1 to become Kyrgyzstan’s fourth president before more than 1,000 guests, including high-level foreign officials, in the National Philharmonic Hall.