Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a meeting of the Commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the introduction of digitalization

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a meeting of the commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the implementation of digitalization. Bagdat Musin made a presentation on the concept of development of the sphere of information and communication technologies and the digital industry, the National project "DigitEL", the implementation of projects "Smart City". Minister of Health Alexei Tsoi spoke about the development of artificial intelligence in medicine, and Anar Zhailganova, Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs, spoke about the issues of introducing digitalization into the personnel system of state bodies.

The press service of the Prime Minister reported that the National Project "DigitEL" (Digital Era Lifestyle) provides for about 200 events in five areas. As a result of the implementation of the project in the period 2021-2025, 100% coverage of the population with high-speed Internet and electronic health passports is expected, an increase in investment in the IT industry up to 500 billion tenge per year, the total export of IT products and services - up to $ 500 million, the volume production of the electronics industry - up to 90 billion tenge, the creation of 100 thousand new jobs, the opening of five IT schools in the regions.

One of the most important projects for the digitalization of the economy of Kazakhstan is "Smart City", aimed at improving the quality of life in the regions. Within three years, following the results of the project, the death rate in road traffic accidents decreased by half, the cost of utilities - up to 30%, the number of offenses - by 20%. Tax collections have increased by 25-30% due to the digitalization of public transport. The reference standard for "smart cities" of the Republic of Kazakhstan consists of 11 areas and includes over 100 key indicators and 100 initiatives. At the end of 2020, Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Karaganda became the leaders in the implementation of the Smart City concept. The cities of Taraz, Aktau and Pavlodar scored the least points.

The meeting addressed issues of further expanding the coverage of urban space with video surveillance systems, an electronic fare collection system in public transport, the introduction of "smart systems" in education, healthcare, housing and communal services, as well as social and other areas. The Prime Minister instructed to present the National Project "DigitEL" at a meeting of the Supreme Council for Reforms under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as to modernize the reference standard of "smart cities".

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