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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").


December 9 2015

​Tomorrow local popular singer Akmaral Mashimova back on stage after 10 year break

Akmaral Mashimova –popular singer from Atyrau, she was the first to perform the anthem of the city created by local composer Bolat Kokhamanov and poetess Marzhan Ershuova in 1996. At the peak of her fame she suddenly disappeared from the stage and now after 10 years to long-awaited pleasure of the admirers of her talent she will be performing at the Drama theatre stage tomorrow on December 10 at 19:00 hrs.


​Chief Architect of Atyrau Appointed

By Atyrau Mayor's order Kuanyshbek Makashev, 35 y.o, has been appointed the head of city department of architecture and town planning. He previously worked as the director of “Atyrau General Planning" LLP. The position of the city chief architect was vacant for about a year after the voluntary resignation of Daniyar Bodaubai.


Replacement of Pipes at Kashagan Field is Ahead of Schedule, Says B. Izmukhambetov

Work on replacing the pipes at the Kashagan field is ahead of schedule. This was announced by the Mayor of Atyrau region Baktykozha Izmukhambetov during the press conference in Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan.


December 8 2015

​Highest Kazakhstan GRP per capita in Atyrau region

The highest GRP per capital in Kazakhstan is in Atyrau region, Governor of Atyrau region Baktylozha Izmukhambetov told at the CCS media briefing.


December 7 2015

​Minister of Agriculture visited Atyrau

On December 5, the RoK Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov (on a photo) paid a working visit to Atyrau. The minister visited the agrarian sector companies, distributed awards to the leaders of the branch during the solemn meeting at the Drama theater and then held press conference at the regional communications service.


December 4 2015

Hoax Caller Gets Jail Sentence

On December 3, the Atyrau city court #2 pronounced a sentence concerning M. T., the resident of Almaty region according to Art. 273 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan ("Deliberately false report about an act of terrorism").


December 2 2015

​Stopped the train

On November 26 on the railroad in the Zhyloi Distrct cargo train with fuel oil has been stopped on an emergency basis.


November 30 2015

​"As for oil prices, there is still a safety margin"

Pipelines major repair activities at Kashagan project are ongoing ahead of schedule. Production re-start is expected tentatively at the end of next year.


November 26 2015

​Stephane de Mahieu resigned, NCOC N.V has a new Managing Director (+UPGRADE)

NCOC N.V Managing Director Stephane de Mahieu resigned. The position was filled by Bruno Jardine, the head of Exxon Mobile Kazakhstan.


November 25 2015

​Atyrau secured the first license for Olympic Games!

Atyraulian weightlifter Nidzhat Rakhimov won the first license of the participant of the Olympic Games-2016 in Rio.


November 24 2015

​World record-holder from Atyrau is only 13 years old

Two athletes from Atyrau - 13-y.o. Kirill Litvinov and 27-y.o Eduard Kabdeshev, as part of Kazakhstan national team won a few gold and 1 silver medal in powerlifting World Cup in Portugal. Kazakhstan won the first place in all-team competition.


November 23 2015

Kazakhstan female boxers won 21 medals at the intl tournament in Atyrau

In Atyrau the international box tournament among women dedicated to the memory of Kazakh women WW2 heroes - Aliya Moldagoulova, Manshuk Mametova and Hiuaz Dospanova has been closed.


November 20 2015

Price of bread and bus fares will increase in Atyrau

As of January 1, the price of “social" bread loaf will cost 80 tenge and more, warn Atyrau bakers. The fares for public transport in the city will be 80 tenge and on suburban routes - 100 tenge by the unanimous vote of the deputies of Atyrau Maslikhat.


November 18 2015

​It is snowing in Atyrau …

It was snowing today in Atyrau, it was the first snow this year and the first one in autumn…


November 16 2015

​Atyrau Region Governor B. Izmukhambetov: "Paris is not that far"

At the 39th extraordinary session of the regional maslikhat the Governor of Atyrau Oblast (region) Baktykozha Izmukhambetov strongly urged inhabitants to be security-conscious: