ADB Board members visit Kazakhstan
A group of Board members met with Prime Minister Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of National Economy and ADB Governor Timur Suleimenov, and other senior officials during their visit to Kazakhstan to discuss the country's development challenges and partnership with ADB. The Board members also held discussions with energy sector civil society organizations, met with development partners, and visited Children Development Center and Endosurgery Clinic financed under ADB SME Support Program.
Vice President Diwakar Gupta participates in the Foreign Investors' Council Plenary Session in Astana
Vice President Diwakar Gupta in his address at the 30th Kazakhstan Foreign Investors' Council Plenary Session, chaired by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, shared ADB's views on the changing global energy landscape and highlighted the importance of mobilizing private sector investment for promoting sustainable development in Kazakhstan. He also shared ADB's experience with green growth financing in several Asian countries and possible applications to Kazakhstan. Vice-President Gupta met with Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek, and other senior officials to discuss opportunities for cooperation.
Vice-President Wencai Zhang meets Kazakh government, attends Astana Economic Forum
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev and Vice-President Zhang on 14 June discussed the country's development priorities and ADB support in the context of the new 2017-2021 Country Partnership Strategy for Kazakhstan. Vice-President Zhang also held meetings with Minister of National Economy and ADB Governor Timur Suleimenov, Minister of Finance Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov, and other high-level officials to discuss ADB operations and future cooperation. He also participated in the Astana Economic Forum to discuss regional cooperation and integration, and Kazakhstan's development perspectives.
Preliminary findings of Kazakhstan Country Diagnostic Study discussed in Astana
ADB, EBRD, and World Bank held a joint workshop at Nazarbayev University in Astana to discuss the preliminary findings of their country diagnostic studies on Kazakhstan. Representatives of government agencies, academia, civil society, business community and development partners participated in the event.
Country Director Capannelli speaks about further cooperation with Kazakhstan
Country Director Giovanni Capannelli in his interview to Interfax-Kazakhstan spoke about ongoing and future cooperation with Kazakhstan under the new Country Partnership Strategy for 2017-2021.
ADB discusses investment opportunities with Governor of Mangystau region
Country Director Giovanni Capannelli visited Mangystau region to discuss investment and cooperation opportunities at the round table chaired by Mangystau region Governor Yeraly Tugzhanov. Country Director was also familiarized with ongoing construction works under an ADB-financed Aktau-Beineu road project.
ADB organizes a Partnership for Development brainstorming session at Nazarbayev University
ADB in collaboration with UNDP and Nazarbayev University held a brainstorming session among the government, private sector, academia, civil society and development partners on how to fill investment and knowledge gaps to reach Kazakhstan's long-term development targets reflecting the SDGs.
ADB completes country portfolio review for Kazakhstan
ADB organized a wrap-up meeting for the country portfolio review (CPR) with participants from Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Finance and executing agencies to assess the portfolio performance in 2016. The participants discussed the CPR action plan for 2017 and agreed on measures for its implementation.
Workshop on Kazakhstan’s urban water supply and sanitation investment needs held in Astana
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investment and Development, ADB and EBRD organized a joint workshop in Astana to discuss infrastructure investment needs and financing modalities for the water supply and sanitation sector. Over 130 representatives of government agencies, private sector, international financial institutions and regional administrations gathered for the workshop.
ADB discusses opportunities for cooperation with Governor of Kostanay region
On 22-23 February, Country Director Giovanni Capannelli visited Kostanay region and made a presentation on opportunities for cooperation with ADB at the round table chaired by Kostanay region Governor Arkhimed Mukhambetov. He also met with local entrepreneurs and visited the largest automobile manufacturing company in Kazakhstan "SaryarkaAvtoProm".