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Joint emergency response center opened in Almaty

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan created a joint center for emergency response and disaster risk reduction.

Joint emergency response center opened in Almaty
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Kazakhs are better beer drinkers than Kyrgyzs

Kazakhstan residents drink 4 times more beer than Kyrgyzs. Kyrgyzstan residents drank 49.8 million liters of beer in 2010, which is 47 percent of the total volume of alcohol consumption.

Kazakhs are better beer drinkers than Kyrgyzs
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Desert Eagle-2011 military training started in Almaty Oblast

More than 1400 military men from Kazakhstan, the United States, Great Britain, Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan are taking part in the event.

Desert Eagle-2011 military training started in Almaty Oblast
3.3 earthquake shook Kazakh-Kyrgyz border
3.3 earthquake shook Kazakh-Kyrgyz border

The earthquake was felt near Almaty at 2:52 a.m. local time. No damage or casualties have been reported.

3.3 earthquake shook Kazakh-Kyrgyz border
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Regular flights launched between Almaty and Tamchy in Kyrgyzstan

The regular flights aboard AN-24 [capable of carrying 46 passengers] will be performed twice a week throughout the high tourist season. A return ticket will cost $226.

Regular flights launched between Almaty and Tamchy in Kyrgyzstan
Vacation at Issyk-Kul lake. Photo courtesy of tournekg.com
Number of Kazakhstan tourists in Kyrgyzstan grew 40 percent

Over 35 thousand Kazakhstan tourists traveled to Kyrgyzstan in June, this is 35-40 percent higher than in 2010.

Number of Kazakhstan tourists in Kyrgyzstan grew 40 percent
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Kyrgyzstan guarantees four Issyk Kul resorts remain in Kazakhstan’s ownership

June 17, 2010 Vice Head of the Kyrgyz Interim Government Azimbek Beknazarov stated that in the nearest future he was to prepare a document to nationalize the four resorts earlier transferred to Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan guarantees four Issyk Kul resorts remain in Kazakhstan’s ownership
Kazakhstan to invest to neighboring Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan to invest to neighboring Kyrgyzstan

The two nations have agreed to establish a joint venture fund of $100 million.

Kazakhstan to invest to neighboring Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan offers Samruk Kazyna investment opportunities
Kyrgyzstan offers Samruk Kazyna investment opportunities

Besides, at today’s meeting of the Kyrgyz Government with the Kazakh delegation the sides discussed a possible joint investment fund of $100 million.

Kyrgyzstan offers Samruk Kazyna investment opportunities
Samruk Kazyna may bid for KyrgyzMobile Company
Samruk Kazyna may bid for KyrgyzMobile Company

Executives of Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund will be visiting Kyrgyzstan within a few days.

Samruk Kazyna may bid for KyrgyzMobile Company
Chinese free economic zone to emerge at Kazakhstan’s border
Chinese free economic zone to emerge at Kazakhstan’s border

China is planning to establish two free economic zones in Kashgar and Khorgos to boost trade turnover.

Chinese free economic zone to emerge at Kazakhstan’s border
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International poker series kicked off in Almaty

Kazakhstan is hosting its first international poker series. If the debut is successful Kazakhstan could become a Central Asian poker Mecca.

International poker series kicked off in Almaty
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Nazarbayev to visit Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Kyrgyzstan in August 2011.

Nazarbayev to visit Kyrgyzstan
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6-7 magnitude earthquakes expected in Central Asia

Central Asian countries are considered to be a high seismic risk zone and 6-7 magnitude quakes are possible in the area in the coming years.

6-7 magnitude earthquakes expected in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva. ©RIA Novosti
Kyrgyzstan must learn from ethnic clashes: president

President Roza Otunbayeva said Kyrgyzstan must learn from the ethnic clashes that left hundreds dead last year.

Kyrgyzstan must learn from ethnic clashes: president
First Vice Prime-Minister of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Babanov. Photo courtesy of respublica.kg
Kyrgyz-Kazakh investment fund to open in Bishkek

Kazakhstan is planning to invest into Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz-Kazakh investment fund will be created in Kyrgyzstan with the capital of $100 million.

Kyrgyz-Kazakh investment fund to open in Bishkek
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Budget of Astana exceeds the budget of Kyrgyzstan

The budget of Astana is larger than the budget of Kyrgyzstan: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Budget of Astana exceeds the budget of Kyrgyzstan
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Kazakhstan needs to limit power import from Kyrgyzstan

Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies called to limit consumption of electricity imported from Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan needs to limit power import from Kyrgyzstan
89% percent of Kyrgyz power consumed by Astana
89% percent of Kyrgyz power consumed by Astana

430.5 million kW/hours of electric power was exported to Astana from Kyrgyzstan; this accounts for 89 percent of the export from Kyrgyzstan.

89% percent of Kyrgyz power consumed by Astana
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President of China to visit Kazakhstan in June 2011

An official meeting of Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov with his counterparts from Kyrgyzstan, China and Tajikistan was held in Almaty.

President of China to visit Kazakhstan in June 2011