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President of Kazakhstan visits SmArt.Point startup site in Almaty

06 May 2018, 17:25
Photo: akorda.kz

During the visit, the Head of State was shown the leading start-up projects of the Center: Internet food order, sale of air tickets, a platform for goods turnover between suppliers and their customers, as well as a Wi-Fi router development that provides a fast and convenient connection to the Internet.

Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that the state pays much attention to the implementation of the program Digital Kazakhstan. This was reported by the press service of Akorda.

"There is a specially appointed minister, the vice-premier, in each ministry there are people who deal with these issues. We must not lag behind what is happening in the world. I hope that due to digitalization we will quickly raise labor productivity, especially in production companies," the President of Kazakhstan said.

In turn, co-founder and CEO of the Chocofamily Internet-holding, Ramil Mukhoryapov, thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for great attention to the IT industry and digitalization in general.

"We, as the IT community, are grateful to you for the Digital Kazakhstan program. Thanks to this we are developing, and such growth rate is unlikely in any other sectors, except for information technologies. We feel the strength and confidence to not only become leaders of the Kazakhstani Internet market, but also to enter the international level and create large companies," the head of the holding said.

Also the Head of State was presented with the work of the public reception office OpenAlmaty for resolving non-standard life situations not covered by the regulations of public services. 18 396 applications have been received in seven months, 78% of which have been promptly resolved on the spot.

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The SmArt.Point project is a technological space in Almaty, which has about 40 companies operating in the field of high technology and creative business, with a combined turnover of more than $100 million. The scope of activity includes such sectors as electronic commerce, fintech, automated logistics, media, software development, telecommunications, blockchain, outsourcing of legal and accounting services, educational technologies.

The IT hub occupies two floors with a total area of ​​about 9000 m2. Simultaneously it can accommodate up to 700 people, renting personal places or offices for 7-8 employees.

The facility is open 24/7, there are meeting rooms, play areas, sports hall. The center is organized on the principle of coworking and unites people of different professions and spheres.

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