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Russia and Kazakhstan are ready to jointly provide different facilities related to the infrastructure of the Baikonur Cosmodrome for lease to third countries. Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev made this statement after the recent meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Kazakh commission on the Baikonur. "We, together with the Russian side, intend to put these facilities to good use. Let them come and use it, which will enable us to earn profits,” Sagintayev said.



For the last few days, Turkmenistan has been facing problems related to access to the Internet, as reported by some media. According to “Radio Ozodlik,” 3G Internet was disconnected on June 25. The reasons for the shutdown of the World Network for more than 5 million people have not been commented upon by the authorities.


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.