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June 2016

Kazakhstan Becomes Non-Permanent Members Of UN Security Council

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:03

In 2017-2018, Kazakhstan will be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, as reported by the official site of the UN News Center. In order to be elected, Kazakhstan needed to get 129 out of 193 votes, or two-thirds majority of the General Assembly. Kazakhstan, being located in the Asia-Pacific group, managed to get ahead of its rival Thailand, receiving 138 votes at the final voting. In the first round of voting, Kazakhstan received 117 votes, and Thailand got 77 votes.

 

Kazakhstan To Ban Scrap Metal Exports

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:17

Currently, metallurgical plants of Kazakhstan are experiencing an acute shortage of metal scrap that they need for normal operation. For this reason, the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic has prepared an order regarding a ban on exports scrap and waste of non-ferrous and ferrous metals. According to head of the department Zhenis Kasymbek, the enterprises of the country may fail to achieve the previously identified targets.

 

Kazakhstan Plans To Develop Tourism Along The Silk Road Route

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 14:53

Kazakhstan intends to launch the tourist train “Turan Express,” which will run along the section of the Silk Road that passes through the territory of the republic. Minister for Investment and Development Jenis Kasymbek announced the news while delivering a speech at the Central Communications Office. “Development of tourism in all regions of our country is a relevant direction, as this branch of the economy is the only one that is able to recover quickly in the post-crisis economy.

The Proposal To Introduce A Tax On Luxury In Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 13:42

In Kyrgyzstan, the republic's government has proposed to introduce a luxury tax for owners of luxury cars and mansions. The corresponding draft law was presented by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic on June 27. “In order to further improve the fiscal policy pursued by the state and implement Kyrgyzstan's fiscal policy for the period 2015-2020, it is expected to implement a series of measures, including introduction of the tax on luxury items by revising the rates applicable to certain types of property (both movable and real estate),” the Ministry points out.

On The Prospects Of Cooperation Between Kyrgyzstan And China

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 02:40

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov met and held talks with Premier of the PRC State Council Li Keqiang in the framework of his participation in the recent meeting of the China International Economic Forum “Summer Davos.” The parties discussed issues related to implementation of the agreements previously reached between the leaders of the two countries on cooperation in such fields as agriculture, transport and communications, industry and trade.

The Role Of Religious Organizations In Formation Of The Religious Situation In Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 01:31

The determining factors of a religious situation are the activities of religious organizations, as their actions are always directed towards building such a system of religious relations, which would provide them and their religion with a dominant position in the society, while also creating favorable conditions for attracting people to their religion. And such a focus of religious organizations is explained by the fact that they are primarily groups of people (social groups) united by a common belief and aimed at achieving specific goals.

“Uzbekenergo” To Become Uzbekistan's Largest JSC

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:51

The JSC “Uzbekenergo” will become the republic's largest structure of the joint-stock type, after the June issue of additional shares in the amount of more than UZS7.4 trillion was fully placed by the state. The issued shares were paid for with the state shares in 26 subordinated structures, including regional power grids enterprises. These structures also include: “Gidrospetsstroy,” “Shargunkumir,” “Uzbekugol,” “Uzenergotaminlash,” “Uzkishlokelektrkurilish” and several others.

 

Law On State Of Emergency Submitted For Discussion In Uzbekistan

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 13:52

On June 24, the web-site called “Discussion of regulatory legal acts of Uzbekistan” was submitted a new draft law of the republic “On State of Emergency.” Visitors of the web-site have the opportunity to submit comments that will be considered by developers of the draft law and appropriate governance structures. As reported, discussion of the draft law “On State of Emergency” will be completed by July 11, 2016.

 

Kazakhstan And Russia To Build A New Rocket And Space Complex

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 01:39

Russia and Kazakhstan intend to continue cooperating in the framework of the “Baiterek” joint project. It envisages creation of a Kazakhstan-owned modern rocket space complex at the Baikonur, from which they will launch Russian rockets. According to local media, initially the agreements envisaged that construction of the launch pad for the “Angara” will be carried out by the Kazakh party. After that, it was decided to use the “Zenith” rockets, for which the Baikonur already had the necessary infrastructure.

Kazakhstan And The EBRD: Cooperation And Prospects

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 23:59

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plans to allocate $1.7 billion for implementation of a number of infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan, such as construction of new passenger terminals and related infrastructure in the airports of the major cities. An agreement on this issue was reached at the Astana-based meeting between representatives of the government and the delegation of the Board of Directors. As a separate item, they will consider the possibility of granting a loan of up to 10 million euros for the purposes of heating system modernization in Uralsk.