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Science & Technology


In Kazakhstan, in the territory of Shet district (Karaganda Province), archaeologists have discovered an ancient burial in the form of a pyramid, which belonged to a representative of nobility related to Begazy-Dandybay culture. According to head of the archaeological expedition Igor Kukushkin, this unique pyramid was discovered relatively recently. For about two months, the archaeologists have been conducting on-site works at the newly-detected funeral burial; to date, the territory has been cleaned.


The first batch of wheeled armored vehicles “Arlan” of Kazakh production has been delivered to the army of the republic by “Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” under the contract previously signed with the country's military units of the Defense Ministry. In addition, the company's specialists have carried out the appropriate training of personnel of military units that received the new equipment.



China is willing to provide technical assistance to the customs services of the Central Asian countries in order to promote their development. Representative of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Luo Weidong, announced the news was during the Beijing-based meeting with journalists of the Central Asian countries. According to him, this assistance will be provided in the framework of bilateral cooperation with countries of the region. The technical assistance consists of technical equipment, as well as establishment and development of customs infrastructure.



Halyk Bank, one of the commercial banks of Uzbekistan, has introduced a system of biometric identification of individuals, which is used in the process of fulfillment of customer deposit operations. According to the press service of the financial institution, modern information technologies help to improve the customer service system, which makes it possible to save customers' money and time.



In the Kazakh city of Karaganda, plans are afoot to open a center for distribution of “green” technologies, which will operate at the KSU “Karaganda Agro-Technical College.” The news was reported by the press service of the ULE “Coalition for Development of G-Global and Green Economy.” According to them, the main objectives of such centers are to provide training in regard to energy efficient technologies, guided by the green practices of other countries.


The national airline of Uzbekistan – “Uzbekistan Airways” – has summed up its performance during H1 2016. In particular, the company is currently getting ready to start exploiting two modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The first aircraft is due to arrive in Uzbekistan soon, during the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the republic's independence.



In Uralsk (West Kazakhstan), there has begun introduction of the Russian biotechnology that involves the use of modified microorganisms for improving the urban public utilities systems. According to project leader J. Mukanov, this technique makes it possible to fully restore the functionality of the heating system. With that, there is no need to replace or repair any pipes.



The JSC “National Agency for Technological Development” of Kazakhstan continues to accept applications for the national contest of innovations, which has a prize fund of KZT6 million. Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Agency Omirzhan Tashimov reported this information during the recent press conference at the Central Communications Office. “A separate area of the agency's activities is development of innovative projects in Kazakhstan and identification of innovative ideas. The annual National Innovation Competition helps us to reach this goal.


Kazakhstan has tested a new passenger locomotive, which is able to develop a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour. According to the local media, the tests took place on the section “Kiik – Moyynty.” The company “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” plans to use such electric locomotives in passenger trains. Worth adding, the above-mentioned speed is a record for the Kazakh railways. The new multi-functional single-section locomotive was developed by “Alstom” for the widest possible operating range.



In Tajikistan, in January-June 2016, there were recorded a total of about 11,000 earthquakes; last year, their number reached 26,000. President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic Farhad Rahimi reported this information during a press conference on July 14. The Kyrgyz seismologists have forecast a peak of seismic activity in 2015-2016. According to the Head of the Academy of Sciences, such predictions are no more than an attempt to “create a fuss,” because predicting the exact time and location of an earthquake is not possible as of today.