Zhezkazgan Kazakhstan

Keywords: dzedkazgan, zezkazgan, zhezqazghan, zhezkazgan
Description: Information and links about Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

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"Central Kazakstan, on a reservoir of the Kara-Kengir River. The city was created in 1938 in connection with the exploitation of the rich local copper deposits. In 1973 a large mining and metallurgical complex [Kazakhmys] was constructed to the southeast to smelt the copper that until then had been sent elsewhere for processing. The city has a rail link with Qaraghandy. Its urban area includes the neighbouring mining town of Satpayev." From the Encyclopedia Britannica .

Research paper . Reform of Primary Health Care in Kazakhstan and the Effects on Primary Health Care Worker Motivation: The Case of Zhezkazgan Region. You can also search for Evaluation of Health Insurance Demonstrations: Dzheskasgan and South Kazakhstan Oblasts .

If you search the internet, you will find lots of references for the purchase of minerals from this area.

Yahoo Group: Zhezkazgan is for parents whose kids are (or will be) from Zhezkazgan. Little recent activity.

Since there is not much information on the internet, I asked an adoptive mom to tell me about it. Following are her comments; thanks, Shawn. She wrote this in November, 2001.

"Well, the city is large like Karaghandy but much poorer. The prices of goods and services are cheeper than in Karaghandy. It is located 12 hours by train or 8 hours by car traveling southwest of Karaghandy. The travel is slow by train and there are many stops but is much safer than by car. The car ride to Zhezkazgun is not for the faint of heart. Zhezkazgun is a large mining town. It has a very nice large new medical hospital and on the same grounds it has a very nice safe hotel called the Samsung Hotel. It was recently built by the Samsung corporation. The cost of hotel room with 2 beds (twin), refrigerator and TV was about 20.00 (American dollars) a day. Laundry service for one persons clothes for 5 days was about 3.50 American dollars, everything - ironed even socks. The people of Zhezkazgun were some of the nicest I have ever met. Most people know how to say thank you and goodbye in English and were very proud to say it in English and have you say it back to them. There is a university there and many young people are learning English. Everyone travels by taxies, Hang On. The town has a lot of poverty and yet it is very clean. The orphanage is poor but clean and they are fixing and painting as much as they can to make it nicer. It is by far one of the nicest buildings in town. The director of the orphanage was a kind and honest man. The principal of the orphanage (oversees all children) is a very special woman. My two girls really loved her. I believe the children at this orphanage are well taken care of and loved. You can't buy bottled water without gas in Zhezkazgun so get it in Karaghandy and bring it with you. For anything else you can buy it in Zhezkazgun. There are many places to shop and really great places to eat. All food in Zhezkazgun was great. The people of Zhezkazgun wanted to know all about America. We were invited to a traditional Kazakhstan Dinner and were honored guests. They asked so many questions and gave us as gifts a traditional Kazakhstan man's robe and me jewelry. The orphanage has 100 children. There is another orphanage in a village about 20 minutes away. The children in Zhezkazgun are beautiful. We will go back with our daughters someday, they will be very proud that they came from such special people. Zhezkazgun has stole my heart forever. "

Zhezkazgan photos from a local newspaper. There is also a brief history (in Russian) and other photos.

According to Wikipedia: The Baikonur Cosmodrome lies 400 km to the south west and, by tradition, every cosmonaut plants a tree in Zhezkazgan's Sejfulin-Boulevard to mark his safe return from space.

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