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Science & Technology


The capital of Kazakhstan has recently hosted the forum “Kazakhtelecom and Innovation Strategy.” Its participants presented the update strategy for business development of the company. Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic Dauren Abaev delivered a welcome speech and noted that development of information and communication technologies transforms the work of government agencies and various institutions of civil society, as well as the processes that take place in science, education, social services, culture and lifestyle of people in general.


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.


The Russian “United Instrument Making Corporation,” which is part of the State Corporation “Rostec,” will equip the airport of Kyrgyzstan with navigation equipment designed to provide round-the-clock landings convenience for aircraft of different types, even in cases of poor visibility.


Today, Kazakhstan's nuclear industry is able to meet the challenges related to the use of the most advanced radiation and nuclear technologies in medicine and industry.


As of May 2016, the level of digital TV coverage in Kyrgyzstan amounted to 85 percent. According to the data provided by the JSC “RPO RMTR,” three of the four implementation phases of the program for introduction of digital television broadcasting in the republic have been completed to date. After completion of the fourth phase on July 31, the digital TV coverage will reach 95 percent, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Culture.



Next year, Kazakhstan will begin implementation of the first five-year part of the program “Digital Kazakhstan 2020,” as announced on the official website of the government. In addition, Chairperson of the National ICT Holding “Zerde” Asel Zhienbaeva was confirmed this information on June 9, during the recent Astana-based SAP Forum “Towards a Digital Economy.” “By the end of this year, we will approve the program 'Digital Kazakhstan 2020'. The start of the first five-year part of the program is scheduled for 2017,” Zhienbaeva said.


Tajikistan witnessed the opening ceremony of the international astronomical observatory “Sanglokh,” which is situated in Dangara district and subordinate to the Institute of Astrophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic. The event was participated by head of state Emomali Rahmon, as reported by his press office. In addition, the press release also highlights that from the optical point of view, this is the best observatory in the world; however, the facility has been out of operation for the past two decades.



In order to strengthen the joint regional air defense system, Russia has supplied several free anti-aircraft missile systems “S-300PS” to Kazakhstan. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the news during the recent meeting with his Kazakh colleague, Imangali Tasmagambetov. He noted that the Russian leadership attaches great importance to development of bilateral relations with Kazakhstan in the field of air defense.


This year, the international exhibition of arms “KADEX” is held in Kazakhstan for the fourth time. The first exhibition in 2010 was participated by 156 local and foreign companies; in 2012 the number of participants increased to 253; in 2014 it exceeded three hundreds. This year, the program will be even more intense, because it will be participated by more than 350 companies engaged in manufacture of arms and military equipment. Deputy Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant-General Okas Saparov reported the news during a press conference on June 1.



Scientists of Kyrgyzstan and Russia have started preparations for a new joint archaeological expedition, which, according to the preliminary plans, will take place in the area of the Lake Issyk-Kul in July 2016. According to professor, Candidate of Historical Sciences Boris Konikov, the expedition will obtain the material for a more detailed reconstruction of the history of many of the Turkic peoples, as well as the process of formation of the Kyrgyz statehood in the Middle Ages.