15 streets in Astana to be renamed

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Several streets in the Kazakh capital Astana are to be renamed in the nearest future, astana.kz. web portal says.The move to change the streets' names was spearheaded by members of local maslikhat.

According to chairman of the city's onomastic commission Yerbol Tleshov, several streets in Astana will bear names of well-known public and historical figures, namely Uzak batyr, Chingiz Aitmatov, Ilyas Omarov, Shaimerden Kosshygululy, Amina Omirzakova and others.

In total, Astana authorities plan to rename 15 streets. Secretary of Astana maslikhat Sansyzbai Yessilov believes it is high time to change the rules of renaming streets and develop specific recommendations to this end. In his opinion, it will bring the process of renaming out of confusion.

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