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Science & Technology


In Tashkent, the 9th Republican Fair of Innovative Projects, Technologies and Ideas has begun its work at the National Exhibition Complex “Uzexpocentre.” This event is held in the Uzbek capital on a regular basis, and today it has become a practical mechanism in terms of security and development of cooperation ties between industry and science. This innovative fair provides a unique opportunity for an effective combination of education, science, production and business, successfully combining all levels of interaction that support the participants of the innovation process.


On June 2-5, 2016, the capital of Kazakhstan will host “KADEX,” the fourth International Exhibition of military equipment and weapons. The event will be participated by “Semey Engineering,” which is a daughter branch of the JSC “Kazakhstan Engineering.” The company's plans include demonstrating the new models of various modernized armored vehicles, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense. The list of exhibits will include combat and conversion vehicle, which can be used in difficult circumstances, including by special services.


Currently, Russia and Uzbekistan are implementing a joint project to build a high-altitude observatory on the Suffa plateau in the spurs of the Turkestan range. The new international radio astronomy observatory “Suffa” will include a modern radio telescope with a mirror diameter of 70 meters. According to director of the Radio Astronomy Laboratory “RT-70” of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Gennadiy Shanin, this Russian-Uzbek project is unique and has no analogues in the world.



Uzbek specialists have proposed to improve the road coating quality throughout the republic through introduction of a new composition of asphalt. For the purpose of improvement, the formula should be added gas or elemental sulfur, which is a waste product of the oil and gas industry obtained during purification of hydrocarbon product. According to UzLITIneftegaz, the improved road surface will neither undergo plastic deformations in the heat, nor crack when it's cold.



Kazakhstan is implementing a project to establish manufacture of a number of components to be used in construction of satellites for various purposes. Within this project, specialists of “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapar” went to the Belgian city of Liège to study the test site equipment for the Assembly and Test Spacecraft Complex, which is currently under construction in Astana. According to the press-service of “Kazkosmos,” they will have to check whether the said equipment is ready for transportation.



On April 25, Kazakhstan's Embassy in Moscow witnessed the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Strategic Cooperation between Russian “Rostelecom” and Kazakh “Kazakhtelecom.” This document was signed by Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev (chairman of the Kazakh state-owned company) and Sergei Kalugin (president of the Russian company). In particular, the parties managed to agree on a number of joint projects, including development of the tariffs for international telephone services and special products, and prevention of fraud phone traffic.



The Tashkent-based Institute of Civil Protection under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan held a workshop attended by representatives of the national and foreign media. The event was timed to the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Tashkent earthquake. The seminar was held within the framework of the project for cooperation in response to various natural disasters, which is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the UNDP.



The past year was marked by a decline in sales activity in the IT market of Kazakhstan. In addition to a significant drop in the sales volume of PCs, servers and tablets, there also occurred a decline in sales of multi-functional devices and printers. The process of sales decline began in 2014, when, according to IDC, Kazakhstan's market of printing-related periphery decreased in by about a quarter in comparison with 2013, totaling 226,000 units. In monetary terms, the market volume was $53 million, and the average price of a purchased MFP or printer was approximately KZT44,000.


All projects within the program “Digital Kazakhstan” will be implemented through the mechanism of public-private partnership. Minister of Investment and Development Asset Issekeshev announced the news on April 7, stressing that the program will be developed on the basis of “Informational Kazakhstan 2020.” He said, “The decision on this issue has already been taken. Plans are afoot to adopt a new program 'Digital Kazakhstan' on the basis of the state program 'Informational Kazakhstan'.


The capital of Uzbekistan hosted a press conference dedicated to the prospects of further development of the national operator of cellular communication UZMOBILE. Worth recalling, this structure began its work on April 15, 2015, by putting into operation a GSM mobile network in Tashkent and Tashkent Province. By the end of last year, UZMOBILE GSM had covered all regional centers of the country. As noted during the press conference, the subscribers were offered a variety of tariff plans, Internet traffic packets, and quality services provided at sales offices and dealerships.