Online regional business map presented to foreign embassies in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (TCA) — An online version of the map of regional development of entrepreneurship was presented to foreign embassies in Kazakhstan, the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan reported on June 8.

The event was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

Deputy Chairman of Atameken Tulemis Shotanov emphasized that the opening of a new web resource was preceded by a thorough preparation. “Before the development of this product, we asked the question: what does a potential investor need to start a business in Kazakhstan? In addition to a favorable business environment, any investor must have adequate and objective information on the opportunities in the regions of Kazakhstan,” he said.

“We have tried to answer four key questions: what to produce, where to produce, for whom to produce, and with whom to produce. It is very important to have a subjective idea with whom you can collaborate in a particular region of Kazakhstan,” Shotanov added.

The map provides detailed information on each of the 14 regions of Kazakhstan, as well as the investment situation in Astana and Almaty. Users can not only get current information, but also learn about specific features, such as the geographical location of a region. “For example, we can see that the West Kazakhstan region borders with five Russian regions, so you can develop transport and logistics,” Shotanov explained.

The website ( was launched a little more than a month ago, but it has had an increasing number of visitors not only from Kazakhstan but also Russia, Ukraine, and the US. The online map is available in English and Russian.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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