Gas chemical facility launched in Kazakhstan’s Atyrau region

The Kazakh President launched an integrated gas chemical facility Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc, Kazinform reports.

KazMunaiGas CEO Magzum Mirzagaliyev told the Head of State about the gas chemical facility development prospects.

As stated, there 4,300 people were engaged in its construction. 631 permanent workplaces will be created after its commissioning. The facility is expected to produce 500,000 tons of polypropylene a year that is 1% of the global output.

Such facilities function only in five states of the world, such as Saudi Arabia, the U.S., Belgium, South Korea and China. The Catofin и Novolen technologies of the Lummus Technology Inc. are used there.



Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

American voters cast ballots in high-stakes midterm elections

Concerned voters across the United States cast their ballots in the high-stakes 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday amid heightened partisanship and divide, Xinhua reported.

All 435 U.S. House of Representatives seats are up for grabs, as are 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Plus, 36 out of 50 states and three U.S. territories are electing governors. Numerous other state and local elections are also being contested.

The elections come as the United States struggles with inflation and high gas prices, as well as worries about an economic recession. Other top concerns for voters include abortion, crime, gun policy, and immigration, among other things.

A Republican voter living in Virginia who only identified him as George told Xinhua that he’s concerned about the U.S. economy and criticized Democrats, saying that their agenda has negatively affected the country.

For Leinaala Zettlemoyer, a Democratic supporter from Pennsylvania, women’s rights are the most important issue for her during the midterms. She also expressed concern about the divisions in American politics and society.

More than 70 percent of American voters think that the United States is headed in the wrong direction, according to the final national NBC News poll of the 2022 midterms released on Sunday.

The survey also found that a combined 81 percent say they are “very” or “somewhat” dissatisfied with the country’s economy.

U.S. President Joe Biden, who’s not on the ballot this year, posted a series of tweets on Tuesday, seeking to highlight what he considers the administration’s achievements while warning of potential Republican efforts to repeal them.

Former President Donald Trump told reporters outside a polling location in Palm Beach, Florida, that he had voted for Governor Ron DeSantis, who’s seeking a second term.

Trump, who has frequently hinted at running for the White House again in 2024, said on Monday that he would have a “very big announcement” coming Nov. 15 at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

“We want nothing to detract from the importance of tomorrow,” he said at a rally in Ohio on behalf of Republican candidates. “You understand that.”

According to data compiled by the United States Election Project, nearly 46 million ballots had been cast in early voting across the country.

“Overall, the United States and its voters are in a very sour mood,” renowned American pollster John Zogby told reporters at a virtual briefing last month. “There will be different folks blaming different folks.”

Currently, Democrats control both chambers of the U.S. Congress by narrow margins.

According to FiveThirtyEight, an American website that focuses on opinion poll analysis and politics, it is believed that Republicans will win the House this election cycle, while it’s “a dead heat” for the Senate.

“There is still a considerable amount of uncertainty about the Senate,” Sabato’s Crystal Ball, an American online political newsletter and election handicapper, wrote in an analysis published on Monday. “Races in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania can all accurately be described as jump balls.”

The total cost of state and federal elections in this election cycle is projected to exceed 16.7 billion U.S. dollars, according to an analysis released by OpenSecrets, a nonprofit finance watchdog based in Washington, D.C.

“No other midterm election has seen as much money at the state and federal levels as the 2022 elections,” said Sheila Krumholz, OpenSecrets’ executive director. “We’re seeing record-breaking totals spent on elections up and down the ballot.”


Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

Natural beauties of Kyrgyzstan presented at tourism exhibition in London

The pavilion of Kyrgyzstan is presented at the largest World Travel Market tourist exhibition in Britain, the press service of the Tourism Development Support Fund reported.

The Kyrgyz pavilion focuses the attention of the participants on the natural beauties of the country and provides information not only about travel opportunities, but also about promising investment projects in the field of tourism. Among them is the improvement of tourism infrastructure, as well as the involvement of tour operators from all over the world in partnership.

Kyrgyzstan is represented at the exhibition together with the Fund by six tour operators. They were also supported by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UK Ulan Dzhusupov and Consul Batyrbek Kydyrkulov. As part of the London exhibition, the Kyrgyz delegates expect the signing of memorandums with international tour operators with further plans for cooperation.

The next major tourist site in which Kyrgyzstan will take part will be an exhibition in Berlin. It will take place in March 2023.



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Social village named Bahrain opened in Kyrgyzstan

The opening ceremony of the social village named Bahrain was held in Jalal-AbadOblast of Kyrgyzstan on weekend.

The opening ceremony was attended by Mayor of Jalal-Abad Ernisbek Ormokov, chairman of the city council Nurtilek Orozbaev, head of the city education department Yrysbek Kalchaev, president of the Assanabil Charitable Foundation Said Bayumi, who sponsored the construction, guests and local residents.

The construction of the social village began in November 2020. There are 24 apartment buildings, a modern school, a kindergarten, a sewing workshop and a Family Medicine Center in the social village. In addition, this social village is supplied with clean drinking water.

According to the decision of the commission, apartments in the social village were provided free of charge to citizens with disabilities and children left without parents.



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Bishkek hosts International Nursing Forum to improve nursing and midwifery in Kyrgyzstan

The international nursing forum called “The future of nursing and midwifery in the Kyrgyz Republic. Prospects for integration into the international professional space” has started today in Bishkek, the Embassy of Switzerland reported.

The event is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Nurses Professional Association of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The forum is organized by the joint efforts of the Ministry of Health, the Nurses Professional Association and the Swiss project “Medical Education Reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Around 250 participants are attending: among them there are key decision and policy makers, development partners, international experts, national and regional professional associations of nurses, the association of midwifes, medical colleges, practicing nurses and nurse trainers.

The participants will discuss ongoing reforms and global changes in nursing and midwifery practice and will determine a model of nursing education adapted to the needs of people and international requirements.

Since 2013, the Government of Switzerland has been financing the Medical Education Reforms project with the technical support of the Geneva University Hospitals in collaboration with a local implementing partner “Initiatives in Medical Education”.

In September 2022, the Swiss project in cooperation with the Ministries of Health and Education launched a new educational program for training nurses in Bishkek, Uzgen, Tokmok, and Naryn Medical Colleges. This experimental program promotes practice-based approach: 50% of all training hours are devoted to practice with full involvement of students in the clinical sites.



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Days of green economy start in Bishkek. Businessmen from different countries are expected to attend

A week of green economy has started in Bishkek, within the framework of which three large meetings of business circles of Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany and other countries will be held, Deputy Minister of Economy and Commerce Choro Seyitov told at a press conference at Kabar Agency.

He specified that the Bishkek Investment Forum BIF 2022 will be held on November 10. On Friday, November 11, the regional forum “Green Economy – 2022” will be held. The Green Expo exhibition will be opened on its site.

“All these activities are interconnected. Many enterprises and organizations will take part in them. There will be also participants from abroad. In particular, from Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany. They will exchange experiences. The exhibition will show achievements in green economy, green construction, ecological transport,” Seyitov said.

He noted that the main goal of these events is to establish and increase the potential of business ties, exchange experience and develop common positions to promote the green economy at the global level.

The chairman of the JIA business association, Zhoodar Omoshov, added that 1,500 entrepreneurs will take part in the Bishkek forum.

“This year we are focusing on the economic integration of the countries of Central Asia. Since the beginning of the year, we have accepted more than 200 projects to attract investments, among which we have selected 20 for the competition of investors,” he said.



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Turkmen president meets with US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu

On Monday, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu, ORIENT reported.

At the beginning of the meeting, the American diplomat announced the US interest in strengthening relations with Turkmenistan, and the head of state noted that he was glad to have the opportunity to discuss the development of a dialogue in order to give a new impetus to cooperation.

The Turkmen leader and US Assistant Secretary of State spoke in favor of multifaceted cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral levels, including at the UN and other international platforms. It was noted that neutral Turkmenistan makes a significant contribution to the achievement of mutual understanding and the establishment of trust in the world arena. This was reported in the evening newscast of the Turkmen television.

According to the national news service, the parties discussed the possibilities of building up trade and economic ties, highlighting in this context the role of the Turkmen-American Business Council, initiating business forums, exhibitions and other events aimed at enhancing contacts between government agencies and business circles of both countries, implementing joint investment and commercial projects.

In addition, Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Donald Lu paid attention to cooperation in the field of culture, science and education, in the field of technology, projects to study and preserve the unique historical monuments of Turkmenistan. Today, topical environmental and climate issues are also joining these traditional areas of partnership.



Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency

About 1.5 thsd electric vehicles imported to Kyrgyzstan over four years

Over the past four years, about 1.5 thousand electric vehicles have been imported to Kyrgyzstan, Ermek Ashirov, head of the strategic planning department of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, toldtoday at a press conference at Kabar Agency.

According to his data, 340 cars were imported in 2019, 80 in 2020, and about 250-300 units in 2021. This year, the number of admissions has increased significantly and has amounted to about 800 since the beginning of the year.

Deputy Minister of Economy and Commerce Choro Seyitov noted that by 2026 the number of electric vehicles in Kyrgyzstan is planned to increase by 10%. He said that today 1 million 300 thousand cars are officially registered in Kyrgyzstan. In three years, they are planned to be replaced and replenished with 130 thousand cars on electric and hybrid engines.



Source: Kyrgyz National News Agency