Astana became key economic region of Kazakhstan – Head of the State

July 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

Astana became key economic region of Kazakhstan - Head of the StateToday Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev is taking part in the festive events dedicated to celebration of Astana’s birthday.

“11 years are only a moment for history, but over this period our capital has turned into a key economic region both of Kazakhstan and Central Asia”, the President said at “Astana – music of life” concert at the square near Kazakh Yeli monument.

“Since 1998 the country’s GDP has grown from 1.5% up to 10%. The volume of the gross regional product has been increased 17 times”, N. Nazarbayev added.

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We will make Kazakhstan stronger and more prosperous – President

July 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA 

Aigul Tulekbayeva 

Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated all Kazakhstanis on the 11th anniversary of Astana, the country’s capital city, Kazinform reports.

“I congratulate you on the Day of the Capital. This day has traditionally become a nationwide holiday; every year the country welcomes it with new achievements” N. Nazarbayev said at the holiday at the Kazakh Yeli monument.

According to the President, the capital’s birthday is celebrated countrywide today, in every region and district.

“Over these 11 years we could do impossible – to build a new city amid the vast steppes. It means we will cope with any challenges. Together we will continue building our capital; we will make Kazakhstan more prosperous and stronger. I wish welfare to all Kazakhstanis and guests of the capital”, the Head of the State said. 

http://www.inform.kz/ShowArticle?id=2184291

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Kazakh President attends concert of Placido Domingo

July 5. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has attended the concert of world opera star Placido Domingo that is taking place in the Palace of Independence today.

“As soon as we arrived in Kazakhstan we felt the hospitality of your country”, P.Domingo said, addressing to the President. Astana Symphony Orchestra, Argentinean singer Virginia Tola (soprano) and famous Kazakh opera singer Nurzhamal Usenbayeva take part in the concert as well. Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov with his wife came to the concert as well.

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A space birthday gift

July 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Damir Baimanov

In Astana about half a thousand people were standing with yellow and blue umbrellas picturing the national flag of Kazakhstan which was photographed from a satellite.

Such a flash-mob was the first event in Central Asia. «We wanted to make a very special gift for Astana. It is a rare thing to see so many people assemble in one place and perform such an unusual action. I remember several similar gatherings in Russia picturing the word “thank you”, – project coordinator Oleg Yakhov commented.

The quality of the shots will be estimated in several days after the air and space snapshots are processed. Later the pictures will be posted in the internet. 

http://www.inform.kz/ShowArticle?id=2184356

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New social facilities commissioned on threshold of Astana Day

July 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

The Day of the Capital has always been notable new projects’ commissioning, Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has said at the festive concert today.

“This year Astana citizens have acquired a 320-bed Scientific Research Institute of Emergency Call Service, a  new stadium, an administrative building of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Company – the highest sky-scraper of Kazakhstan and a number of office and trade buildings, service and transport facilities”, the Head of the State noted.

“A lyceum for children-orphans has been opened recently. Seven secondary schools are under construction in Astana now. 28 new kindergartens will be finished by 2011”, the President added. 

http://www.inform.kz/ShowArticle?id=2184321

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Motherland, independence and unity – three main values of modern Kazakhstan – Nazarbayev

July 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Aigul Tulekbayeva

Today delivering a speech at the main square of Astana, President Nursultan Nazarbayev named three values of the modern Kazakhstan. “The first value is our Motherland. Our nation has defended it for centuries. Representatives of various ethnic groups were received here with hospitality. The second value is our independence, freedom to choose our own way… And the third one is the unity of our nation, peace and harmony for the prosperity of our Motherland”, the President noted.

http://www.inform.kz/ShowArticle?id=2184301

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