Kazakhstan: company to build railways in Slovakia

Thanks to support of KazakhExport Export Insurance Company (Baiterek affiliate) Kazakhstani companies have reached a new level of cooperation, Chairman of the Board of Baiterek National Management Holding Aidar Arifkhanov said. KazakhExport encourages Kazakhstani companies to enter the international market of construction services. For example, the country’s companies take part in the railways construction tender…

Kazakhstan: Almaty to build 10 ski resorts

“It is planned to build 10 ski resorts in Almaty to boost mountain skiing tourism,” deputy head of the Almaty city tourism department Kalibek Akylbekov said. “Mountain skiing tourism development will embrace three clusters in Almaty and Almaty region until 2025. Last year the Austrian company developed the Almaty and Almaty region alpine tourism cluster.…

Kazakhstan: 60,000 people to be provided with gas

Vice Minister of Energy Magzum Mirzagaliyev informed about preliminary results of the country’s gasification and plans for the future. “As for gasification, in 2014 we adopted the country’s general gasification scheme that reflected priority areas and domestic demand in gas. The general gasification scheme is financed from the national budget, national operators’ revenues and other…

Kazakhstan: trade with Malaysia up in 2018

The volume of bilateral trade between Kazakhstan and Malaysia increased almost 4-fold compared YoY and amounted to $478 million in 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reported. Exports from Kazakhstan reached $351.7 million, while imports from Malaysia reached $126.1 million. In 1996, Kazakhstan and Malaysia opened their embassies in Kuala Lumpur and Almaty,…

Kazakhstan: first batch of beef sent to Iran

Akmola region has sent the first batch of beef to Iran. “Astana Agroproduct LLP, situated in Korgalzhyn district, Akmola region, for the first time ever has concluded a contract to deliver meat products to Iran. The company’s meat products conform to the highest Halal standards,” Deputy Governor of Akmola region Marat Igaliyev said. Another batch…

Kazakhstan: Fly Arystan to debut in H1 2019

Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister Roman Sklyar spoke about the plans to launch the first flights of Fly Arystan, the country’s first low-cost airline. “Pursuant to the Kazakh President’s task Fly Arystan is to start flying in the first half of 2019. It is expected to carry up to 1 million passengers during the…

Kazakhstan: Kostanay region economy up in 2018

Enterprises of the mining sector of Kazakhstan’s Kostanay region produced goods for 361.7 billion tenge in 2018, up by 15.5%, governor of the region Arkhimed Mukhambetov said. He also noted positive trends in all major macroeconomic indicators. The head of the region said that industrial enterprises manufactured products for 871.7 billion tenge. Mukhambetov touched on…

Kazakhstan: foreign trade turnover up in 2018

Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover in 2018 comprised $93.5 billion, up by 19.7% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported.

The volume of export in the reporting period made $67 billion (+25.7%) and import was $32.5 billion (+9.9%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: pork exports to grow

Although most forecasts indicate that Kazakhstan’s pig industry is heading for extinction, the Kazakh Union of Pig Farmers has recently adopted a development program targeting a significant increase in production capacities with export opportunities. In the plan, Russia and China would be the main targets of the exports. By 2025, the Kazakh Union of Pig…

Kazakhstan: cargo transport via Turkmenistan up in 2018

In 2018, more than 400 trains were sent from Kazakhstan’s “Bolashak” border railway station to neighboring Turkmenistan, twice as much as in 2017, the press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) reported. Kazakhstan transports wheat, flour, milling products, barley, oats, and lentils. All products are exported to Turkmenistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Cargo traffic passes…

Kazakhstan: 18 million passengers travel by train in 2018

In 2018 Passenger Transportation JSC carried 17, 719,000 passengers (including domestic and transit passengers), down by 500,000 passengers YoY. In 2017 Kazakhstan hosted EXPO 2017 international exhibition, the company’s press service reports. Three new routes were launched last year. Astana-Turkestan train bridges the capital with the new regional center of Turkestan region, the historical city…