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April 29 2016

North Caspian Sea Project supported ISO certification of 17 local companies Pr

On April 22, North Caspian Operating Company N.V. (NCOC), the Operator of the North Caspian Sea Project held ISO Certification Award Ceremony to 17 local companies (ISO9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 22000). All of them successfully passed the training conducted by Quality Management Centre (QMC LLP) and were certified by Rina Services SpA Kazakhstan. Training and certification costs were covered by NCOC as part of its special long-term Local Vendor Development program.


February 29 2016

​Smuggled Horns and Hides

On February 24, at the check point in Baida village of Kurmangazy District, the frontier guards arrested smuggled goods.


February 24 2016

​Ice fractured under fisherman's weight and caused drowning

On February 23, a man, who went fishing, drowned in the river. This is the first instance of drowning since the beginning of year.


February 23 2016

​National Press Club will open in Atyrau

With this proposal I approached couple of months ago the President of the National Press Club Seitkazy Matayev, and immediately heard him saying "ok". It was only necessary to settle formalities: to formalize for a symbolical fee a franchize or use any other legal way to use a well-known brand in Atyrau.


February 22 2016

​Did Shukeev, the Head of National Welfare Fund, speak with Atyrau refinery workers about privatization?

On February 19, Umirzak Shukeev, chairman of the board of the national welfare fund “Samruk-Kazyna" visited Atyrau.


February 16 2016

​TCO spent USD 2 bln 400 mln for local procurement in 2015

Tengizchevroil LLP operating at Tengiz and Korolevskoye deposits in Atyrau region spent 2 bln 400 mln U.S. dollars for purchase of Kazakhstani goods and services in 2015, Kazinform learnt from the company's press office.


February 15 2016

​Turkish citizen assaulted in Atyrau

As Internal Affairs Department press service reported, the criminal police detained 27-y.o resident of Atyrau who on February 8, approx. at 20.30 together with another suspect committed assault against 37-y.o citizen of Turkey.


February 10 2016

TCO increasing gas production

"Tengizchevroil" LLP, which is developing Tengiz and Korolev oil and gas fields, is increasing the volume of gas production.


February 8 2016

​Mazhilismen Erkin Shpanov assigned as head of regional department of employment coordination and social security programs

By the order of the regional governor 52-y.o. Mazhilis member Erkin Shpanov was assigned as the head of the regional department of employment coordination and social security programs.


​Weather forecasters predict cold February

According to the head of weather forecasts of the regional branch of Kazhydromet Koulyaina Myrzasheva, it tends to become cold.


February 5 2016

​Deported for throwing a cigarette stub

The citizen of Uzbekistan has been deported from Kazakhstan for throwing a cigarette stub.


Concert dedicated to memory of famous dombrist and conductor Ryspai Gabdiev at Makhambet Theatre

Today, February 5, at 6:00pm the concert dedicated to the memory of the famous dombrist and conductor Ryspai Gabdiev will be held at Drama Theatre named after Makhambet.


February 3 2016

LG Chem scraps plan for PE complex in Atyrau

LG Chem, South Korea's biggest chemicals company, has decided to scrap plans to build a 3.84 billion euros ($4.15 billion) polyethylene complex in Kazakhstan because of sharply rising costs and falling oil prices.


February 2 2016

​Death on airport highway (PHOTO, VIDEO)

On the airport highway in front of WorleyParsons company office a fatal road accident took place. The passenger of "Niva" car, 39-y.o. woman died in the hospital.


​Prosecutor's office investigates why border guards didn't find a large batch of heroin

Criminal investigation initiated by military prosecutor's office of the western region upon detection by the Russian frontier guards of 33 kg of heroin has temporarily suspended. The military prosecutor of the western region Zhanbolat Aiekenov reported this during the briefing about the results of the year.


February 1 2016

EBRD supports efficient electricity generation in Atyrau

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing to support the Green Economy drive in Kazakhstan by financing a new, cleaner and more energy-efficient electricity generating plant in Atyrau, a harbour city on the Caspian Sea and a regional capital in western Kazakhstan.


Governor Izmukhambetov included into the List of Mazhilis deputies

Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov was included into the list of the candidates from "Nur Otan" party for the forthcoming elections into the Mazhilis of Kazakhstan Parliament (lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Kazakhstan). The elections are scheduled for March 20 of the current year, our sources report from the party congress.


January 20 2016

​B. Izmukhambetov: "I am not engaged in frauds"

On the next day after the publication of the article “Mysteries of the Milan speed boat and the secrets of one building" on website the Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov invited to his office the author of the publication, the representatives of Internal Affairs Department and the company that supplied the speed boat for water police.


January 18 2016

​Mysteries of the Milan speed boat and the secrets of one building

At the session of Atyrau regional maslikhat (local representative body) on January 8, the regional Governor Baktykozha Izmukhambetov admitted that special purpose building intended for Internal Affairs Department has been constructed in Nursaya residential district – (see “About sheriff, paid parking, building for police and Italian speed boat", “Police headquarter hasn't been built, but you can sail a million dollar Italian boat …"). Today you will learn all about this “special purpose" building and how much cheaper you can buy any Italian motorboat.


January 15 2016

About sheriff, paid parking, building for police and Italian speed boat

On January 8 the session of Atyrau regional maslikhat (local representative body) took place.


January 13 2016

​International construction consortium of oil projects to be created in Kazakhstan

The international construction consortium of oil projects will be created in Kazakhstan, said Serbolat Shorayev, member of the council of business chamber in Atyrau Oblast.


​Big secret of such a small company

Criminal case against foreign employees of Atyrau branch of BMT ARGOS BV, two British engineers without proper education and appropriate qualification has been suspended.

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January 12 2016

​Police headquarter hasn't been built, but you can sail a million dollar Italian boat …

A year ago the Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov during briefing at the Central Communications Service in Astana announced that crime-solving rate in our oil region is as high as 97%.


January 8 2016

Stephane de Mahieu: "I leave Atyrau with warmth in my soul"

Recently the Managing Director of North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) Stephane de Mahieu left the position that he was holding since May, 2014. Before his departure from Atyrau he agreed to give interview to “Ak Zhaik" newspaper.


December 30 2015

​2 tons of sturgeon and 25 kg of black caviar destroyed in furnace

On December 28 2032 kg of sturgeon fish and 25,8 kg of black caviar were destroyed in the furnace of “West Dala" waste management company.


December 28 2015

​Community market opened in Atyrau

On December 26, “Saraishyk" community market located in Nursaya residential district was officially opened.


December 25 2015

Merry Christmas, our dear readers!

AkZhaik newspaper wishes all of its readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


December 22 2015

There will be less lights on Christmas trees

On December, 18 the city Mayor Nurlybek Ozhaev lit the main Christmas trees on Makhambet and Issatai Square. Sanagul Kuanysheva, the pupil of boarding school # 1 helped the Mayor to lit the main tree in the city.


TCO fined at KZT 124 mln 600 thousand for ecological damage

The court of Atyrau region has levied more than 12 mln tenge penalty against LLP Tengizchevroil.


December 21 2015

​Atyrau Refinery fined, steaming of railcars stopped

Atyrau Oblast Prosecutor's Administration Office #1 circulated the press release about the inspection that had been carried out jointly with the regional department of ecology. The reason for inspection was specified as follows: "in connection with latest frequent cases of pollution of atmospheric air in Atyrau".


December 18 2015

​Cold December of 1986

29 years ago among the young people who went to a peaceful meeting in Alma-Aty there was 20-year-old Bagdagul Kainbai... But even now, years later, it is difficult for her to remember those events of December 17, 1986.


​​Independence Day: "There are more questions than answers"

December 16 – the Independence Day of Kazakhstan. With what feelings do our compatriots welcome the day? On the eve of this holiday "Ak Zhaik" conducted a small survey.


December 15 2015

​Oil industry workers received State Prize

On December 14, in "Akorda" residence, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev awarded Kurmangazy Iskaziev, the First Deputy CEO of Embamunaigaz, the CEO of KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production, the Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences with the State Prize for a Cycle of works on the subject: "Scientific justification of the hydrocarbonic potential of Kazakhstan".


Atyrau resident pays attention of the authorities to a sad state of the Ural River (+Video)

The resident of Atyrau made a video where he called the authorities to pay attention to a deplorable condition of the Ural River embankment.


December 12 2015

​Court ordered to arrest the heads of construction department

As we already reported, on December 7, in Atyrau the head of city construction department S. Zhumashbaev, his deputy S. Kairov and U.R., the technical director of one of private companies, have been detained on suspicion in appropriation of someone else's property and bribe taking (see "In Atyrau the head of city construction department and his deputy have been detained").