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Bakhyt Sultanov about renaming the capital: We choose the most economical way

by March 24, 2019 Legal

Akim of Astana has expressed his opinion on changing the name of the city, saying that it is not obliged to replace all banners, signs, announcements and other attributes in one day, the official website of the Mayor’s office reports.

“First of all, we will choose the most economical way for the state budget. Nobody puts the task of replacing banners, signs, announcements and other attributes in one day. The facilities of the city such as “AstanaArena”, “AstanaOpera”, sports clubs do not change their names. The word “Astana” is for all of us. It means the capital of the state. In the Kazakh language the capital residents are called “Astana residents”. We propose to name them as in the Russian language, “Sultanov said.

He also illustrates several cities that are named after prominent statesmen in the world.

“Like the United States, the capital of the state itself is named after the First President of the country. There are dozens of cities around the world, including Ho Chi Minh, St. Petersburg, Georgetown, “he said.

According to the mayor of the capital, the official documents of individuals and legal entities with the old name of the capital city will not be abolished. It is not necessary to go to CSCs and replace them.

“Documents will be replaced only by reasons of their expiration or disappearance,” Sultanov said.

As it was informed earlier, yesterday the President of Kazakhstan KassymJomart Tokayev has signed a decree on renaming Astana to the city of NurSultan.

Source: Akimat of Astana