Spike in extreme poverty inevitable due to insufficient COVID-19 aid in Africa NAIROBI. KAZINFORM Most households in Africa received no support despite many African governments introducing measures such as cash transfers and food assistance programs to combat rising poverty and hunger brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a global rights group said on Tuesday.
Japan to set up $4.4 billion ‘vaccine fund’ under economic package TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan plans to set up a 500 billion yen ($4.4 billion) fund aimed at supporting firms developing vaccines for infectious diseases and new drugs, under the first economic package to be drawn up since Prime Minister Fumio Kishida took office last week, government sources said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
EAEU Heads of State to adopt Climate Agenda Statement NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «The EAEU Heads of State will adopt the Climate Agenda Statement at the sitting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council,» the Kazakh President told the international conference themed «Ways to achieve the Paris Agreement and Kazakhstan’s carbon neutrality» underway in the Kazakh capital.
Share of alternative and renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan to reach 80% by 2060 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «The share of alternative and renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan will reach over 80% of the country’s power balance by 2060,» the Kazakh President told the international conference themed «Ways to achieve the Paris Agreement and Kazakhstan’s carbon neutrality» underway in the Kazakh capital.
Sebastian Henao and Leonardo Basso sign with Astana Qazaqstan Team NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Colombian rider Sebastian Henao (28) and Italian rider Leonardo Basso (27) will join Astana Qazaqstan Team in the upcoming season with Henao signing one-year contract (2022) and Basso signing a two-year deal (2022 and 2023), the Team’s official website reads.
Weather forecast for Kazakhstan Oct 14 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Weather without precipitation will persist in most of Kazakhstan on Thursday, October 14. Bleak wind is forecast for the west, south, southeast and east of the country, and fog – for the north, east and southeast, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.
President Tokayev to take part in CIS Heads of State Council meeting NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is set to participate in the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States later this week, Kazinform has learnt from the President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
Japan average gasoline price rises to 7-yr high TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The average retail gasoline price in Japan climbed to its highest level in seven years earlier this week, reflecting a recent global surge in crude oil prices, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
Kazakhstan, Lithuania to launch direct flights NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Nur-Sultan-Vilnius and Almaty-Vilnius regular flights are expected to be launched in early 2022, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Prospects for Eurasia’s transport and communication system development debated in Almaty ALMATY. KAZINFORM – The International Conference «The Transport and Logistics Market» and Kazakhstan’s international exhibition Translogistica Kazakhstan 2021 have kicked off in Almaty city, Kazinform correspondent reports.
1st COVID-19 vaccine component administered to more than 7.9mln Kazakhstanis NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The number of people received the first component of anti-COVID vaccine stands at 7,915,434 in Kazkahstan, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.