Month: July 2014

How to email your CV

Since we are currently recruiting for our magazine and other projects, we get a lot of online applications. Here are a few easy hints how you make a better online impression and improve your chances of getting an interview invitation when applying for a job with us or any other international company or NGO. People in charge of hiring typically get tons of email a days. They also use spam filters in order to be able to handle their email load. Your email is easily lost, missed or just ignored, because it did not look professional. Following a few...

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Kazakh copper giant, also operating in Kyrgyzstan, splits up assets

Kazakhstan’s (and one of the world’s) leading copper miner Kazakhmys is splitting up into two related but independent corporate entities. Apart from major operations in Kazakhstan, the company through its subsidiary Kazakhmys Gold Kyrgyzstan is in charge of its property the Bozymchak copper-gold deposit in the Jalal-Abad region, in southern Kyrgyzstan. The asset was acquired back in 2008, with the commitment to invest up to $22 million for the project’s detailed exploration. “A feasibility study should complete by the end of 2008 and will continue to be managed by consulting engineers WorleyParsons. Extraction of ore should commence in 2009...

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Long prison terms for April 2010 culprits – most of them on the run

There is little chance that any of the culprits, found guilty last week of the massacres committed in April 2010 in a vain attempt to save the regime of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, will ever get behind bars. Kyrgyzstan finds itself in a position of almost total isolation where it comes to get any of those responsible extradited. In the wake of the latest verdict, no sign from the government has reached the public domain regarding next steps that could be taken, e.g. seizing international courts of law concerning the affair.   “A court in Kyrgyzstan on Friday handed down a...

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Livestock production in Kyrgyzstan: stable or stagnating?

If one ignores the oldest trade in the world, animal breeding for the nation of Kyrgyzstan goes further back in time than any other human activity except hunting and stone carving – even further than crop cultivation and mining. Today, nearly half of Kyrgyzstan’s territory consists of grazing grounds, even though the times of the year they can be used for the purpose vary. With cattle farmers being left with land property but without financial resources to develop them to speak of, institutional financial backups have been mobilised in the form of funding from the Russian Federation, the People’s...

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Water supplies: more trouble than liquid drips from the taps

As in large other parts of Central Asia, lack of rain in the immediate run-up of the harvest campaign, especially in the central north and the northwest of the country, has caused much of the setback not just to households, but also the sensitive agro-sectors and water-intensive industries such as cement and metallurgy are suffering from. Thus, the capital Bishkek and its agglomeration this summer receives less than one-sixth of the irrigation water they need to maintain the parks, gardens and fields. Kazakhstan has complained that Kyrgyzstan dies not live up to its water supply commitments. The reason is...

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