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In Tajikistan, the Single Data Switching Center has started to work in test mode. It was established under the state telecommunications operator OJSC “Tajiktelecom.” According to experts of the company, the Center will switch to the fully operational mode before the end of 2016, after the new tariffs for the Internet and telecommunications services are approved.


The company “Norbit” (a part of the group “Lanit”) together with the world-famous “SAP” (one of the leaders in the field of enterprise applications) have launched a project to introduce an automated enterprise management system in the retail chain “Mediapark.” After this SAP-ERP-based project is implemented, the number of shops in the chain will double.



The aircraft fleet of the Kazakh airline “Air Astana” now includes a new and modern aircraft “Airbus A320 NEO,” which will be used on flights between the CIS countries and Central Asia. According to the company's press service, the ceremony of acceptance of the new aircraft took place in the French city of Toulouse on November 8. Worth recalling, in 2015 “Air Astana” signed a number of contracts providing for leasing acquisition of 11 “Airbus A320 NEO” aircraft with their subsequent delivery during 2016-2019.



The Kazakh archaeologists who work in the south of the republic have discovered an ancient settlement, which was not known before. According to the local media, the discovery was made as part of the research conducted under the program “People in the Stream of History” developed by the Ministry of Education and Science. The unique discovery was made by the village Madeni in Sairam District, near a large mound, which was named Hankurgan several years ago.



The Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan has approved the new “Sanitary norms and rules of design, maintenance and arrangement of houses in the climatic conditions of Uzbekistan,” as reported by the official website of the Ministry. These rules and regulations apply to all buildings located in the territory of the country, being constructed or designed in urban or rural areas.


The Kazakh company LLP “Les” located in East Kazakhstan Province has won a grant in the amount of KZT21.5 million from the National Agency for Technological Development. According to the press-service of the “Baiterek” National Holding, these funds will be used to develop a unique technology of extracting rare metals and gold from raw materials of technogenic and mineral origin. This technology involves the use of industrial microwave systems that create highly saturated energy field.



Kazakhstan has launched the Geoportal for drought monitoring from space. According to the local media, noting that the project is implemented by the data in order to facilitate adaptation to climate changes. On October 24, Almaty hosted a presentation of the pilot version of the Geoportal. According to the announcements, the new project is designed to monitor and analyze the arid processes and drought in the country using the data received from satellite remote sensing of the Earth surface and the use of geographic information systems.



Bishkek has hosted the meeting of representatives of the competent authorities of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in the sphere of the Internet services, as well as providers of the two countries. Its aim was to settle a number of issues related to the joint tariff policy. From the Kyrgyz side, this event was participated by the State Agency for Antimonopoly Regulation under the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the State Committee for Information Technology and Communications. The Republic of Kazakhstan was represented by the Association of the country's telecom operators.


In 2019, Gumilev Eurasian National University plans to launch into orbit its first satellite of own construction. The press service of the institution reported the news, citing the words of Rector Yerlan Sadykov who has said so during the annual public reporting meeting on September 30. “Our goal is to manufacture and launch into space our first satellite. It is important that we create it on our own, rather than simply buying it somewhere,” he stressed.



In the near future, Kazakhstan may establish a facility for production of modern amphibious aircraft “Be-103” designed for fire fighting. According to “Aviation Explorer,” the Kazakh side is interested in two types of aircraft: the light amphibious “Be-103” and the heavier model “Be-200ES.” “We talk about both purchases of these aircraft and their joint promotion on the markets of China and other countries in Southeast Asia.