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May 25

Work permit official arrested taking bribe in Atyrau

Officers of Atyrau Branch Kazakhstan Agency for Public Service and Countering Corruption arrested an employment and social programs coordination official "on suspicion of bribetaking".

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May 22

​Atyrau learns from Houston

For studying the experience of economy diversification the delegation from Atyrau headed by Mayor Nurlybek Ozhaev visited Houston - "the oil capital" of the USA.

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​Fish swam into canal to die

Mass fish death registered in At Otkel canal located in Kurmangazy District. The reason of death is the same as it was with recent mass fish death at Shmanozek channel located on the territory of Ak Zhaik wildlife reserve - lack of oxygen.

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May 21

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, ​Sberbank Russia implement joint projects to expand Atyrau port

Kazakhstan railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and the Russian Sberbank inked deal on implementing joint project for expansion of Atyrau river port, said German Gref, Chairman of Sberbank, at the Astana Economic Forum informs

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​Child drowns after falling into uncovered manhole in Atyrau

6-year-old boy accidentally drowned in the manhole in Atyrau on May 20, Wednesday evening.

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May 19

​Six citizens of Uzbekistan died in road accident in Zhyloi region (+photos)

Today, May 19, approx. at 10.30am on Atyrau – Aktau highway 80 km from Kulsary 6 people died in road accident.

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​Kashagan: new islands to appear in the Caspian sea

Remedial activities are ongoing at the North Caspian project on section of field pipelines running between D island and Bolashak plant. Meanwhile the Consortium is going to submit to Kazakhstan a new concept of full-scale development of Kashagan.

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May 18

​Abzal Dyusupov -champion of Asia among professionals

On May 17, at Atyrau international airport the sports public welcomed Abzal Dyusupov who won the belt of the champion of Asia among kickboxing professionals.

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May 15

Mass fish mortality in Shmanozek channel

Mass mortality of common fresh water fish has been registered in Shmanozek fish by-pass channel located on the territory of “Ak Zhaik" wildlife reserve.


May 14

​At Stephane and Chantal de Mahieu's musical evening (+photos)

At the end of April in the cozy lounge room of Stephane and Chantal de Mahieu's house, a big audience of expats and Kazakhs gathered consisting mostly of their friends and colleagues for a small chamber musical concert. For the “first part" of the concert, local professional musicians had been invited, and the second part was a wonderful surprise with the performance of the hosts Stephane and Chantal who as it appeared, are not only great admirers of the Kazakh music, genuinely interested in Kazakh folk music.. but also good music amateurs, who understand the music canons....


May 13

​500 people evacuated from private sector in Atyrau

As of May 13 the number of evacuated people in Atyrau reached 500 people, informs the Department of emergency situations of Atyrau Oblast. Those are the people mainly residing in private sector houses.


​Emergency response center was summoned at 2 o'clock at night

According to Emergency Situations Department data as of May 12 in Atyrau 42 houses got waterlogged due to heavy rainfall. No victims reported, 123 people have been evacuated.


May 12

​After heavy rain: tree falls on car

On May 12, after heavy rain, obviously, because the soil softened considerably, the tree fell on Priora car that was driving along Odesskaya Street in the residential district of Zhilgorodok.


​Rain cancelled lessons at schools

The head of education department of Atyrau Nursaule Sailauova informed that on May 12 due to plentiful rainfall all schools and kindergartens of Atyrau will be closed for one day.


May 11

Atyrau airport to be named after Khiuaz Dospanova

This was announced at the festive event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Victory that was held at the Atyrau airport.


May 9

Victory Day in Atyrau


May 8

​"We put up umbrella over old veteran's head"

The photo of a deputy governor of Atyrau Oblast Salimzhan Nakpaev, who was carefully protected by umbrella by his assistant next to the hunched aksakal (respected elder person) – the war veteran, standing in the pouring rain immediately went viral in social networks and mass media and underwent heated discussion.


​Pipeline owner was fined, but thieves are wanted

Based on the fact of oil leak on the 81st kilometer of Martyshi-Atyrau oil pipeline (see "Oil on tap") the Western branch of KazTransOil has been fined.


May 6

​Kashagan: everything is insured, except …

A comment under the article "Kashagan as premonition" published on “AkZhaik" website inquired why criminal case hasn't been initiated still against contracting companies that constructed faulty pipes in the North Caspian project. Pipes later required replacement. But this is, no hard feelings, please, a naive question, in the light of the Agreement signed in December of last year between the Kazakhstan party and NCOC - the operator of the North Caspian project (see "Everything was written off and still remained endebted to all").


May 3

​Memory walk along the main avenue with portraits of war heroes

On May 2 the residents of Atyrau marched along the main Satpaev Avenue holding the portraits of war veterans - their grandfathers and great-grandfathers. Our city in such a way expressed its worship for a personal feat of each war soldier who died on battle fields or in post-war time.


April 30

​Atyraulians grieve the death of a popular Kazakh artist Batyrkhan Shukenov

Commemoration meeting of Batyrkhan Shoukenov, popular Kazakh singer and composer was held in the evening of April 29 at Issatai and Makhambet Square in Atyrau.


April 29

​Two mysteries of the local government-2: "Legalization" action

“Saltanat Saraiy" new wedding palace has a legal manager now, who was officially presented to us by the department of finance.


April 28

​Traffic route under the central bridge temporarily closed

As of Monday the traffic route under the central bridge in the left side of the city was blocked by traffic control barrier. We found out that traffic movement in this place is temporarily closed due to replacement of heating trunk lines located in the bridge structure.


​Atyrau Oblast leads in rating of medicine development

Experts of the Republican Center of Development of Health Care (RTsRZ) assessed the activity of health care managements in all 14 oblasts (regions) of the republic, as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty. This was reported to the center of business information of by the press service of the Ministry of health and social development.


​Death of pelicans: still a mystery

The working group engaged in investigation of mass death of Dalmatian pelicans in the delta of the Kigach river in Kurmangazy District still cannot establish the cause of death of birds, informed the chief of Atyrau inspectorate of forestry and fauna Murat Ermekkaliev at "Bekire-2015" headquarters' coordination meeting. To recall, about 70 carcasses of dead birds have been revealed by the specialists of NCOC company on April 11 during helicopter flight.


​In Atyrau the participant of war in Ukraine sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment

On April 27, the Atyrau city court # 2 passed the sentence to the resident of Atyrau who participated in the Ukrainian war on the side of the separatists. The young man was condemned to 3 years of imprisonment.


April 27

​“Artificial liver” starts supporting chronically ill in Atyrau

In Atyrau regional hospital "MARS" albumine dialysis medical device, in other words, an artificial liver was put into operation.


​"Memorial wall" will be unveiled on May 5

The memorial complex "Memorial Wall" which is currently under construction in Victory Park next to "Eternal flame" will be ready by May 5, local government administration press service informed.


April 24

​Humanitarian aid from Atyrau

On April 24, Atyrau sent the second lot of humanitarian aid to flood victims of Karaganda oblast.


April 22

​Storm warning

On the night of April 23, in Atyrau Oblast freezings down to - 3 degrees are expected.


​Bus driver who run over 2 women given 5 years conditional sentence

The court reviewing the case of the bus driver who on January 14 hit two women at the crosswalk on Satpaev Avenue (see "In Atyrau bus hit two women to death") issued a final statement.


April 21

​Drilling operations in Tengiz will be carried out by “KMG Nabors Drilling Company” LLP

Drilling operations in Tengiz will be carried out by “KMG Nabors Drilling Company" LLP, the documents about establishment of this company were signed on Tuesday in Astana between KMG Drilling & Services LLP (subsidiary of KazMunayGas National Company) and "Nabors Drilling International Ltd" (the world leader in oil and gas drilling), KMG press service reports.





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