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Development of electronic commerce considered at meeting of Commission on Digitalization

27 December 2018, 18:38

Dec. 27 in Ukimet Uyi the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a meeting of the Commission on the implementation of digitalization under the President of Kazakhstan.

At the meeting, issues of implementation of the Digital Kazakhstan State Program were discussed. In particular, the direction of work on non-cash, instant mobile and other payments in the framework of the Roadmap for the Development of Electronic Commerce for 2018–2020. In addition, attention was paid to the development of postal infrastructure, digitalization in defense and the development of an open digital platform for small and medium businesses.

Ministers of national economy T. Suleimenov, defense N. Yermekbayev, Deputy Governor of the National Bank Zh. Kurmanov, Chairman of the Board of Kazpost JSC S. Sarsenov, Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom K. Yessekeyev reported on the work carried out in these areas.

For 11 months 2018, the e-commerce market amounted to 269 billion tenge, which is 55% higher than in 2017. The number of customers has almost doubled to 2.32 million people. The number of small and medium-sized businesses involved in e-commerce is 1,698, which is 864 more than in 2017.

For small and medium-sized businesses, the Open Digital Platform system  has been launched, which can be accessed through a computer or mobile application. This is a platform where digital services are available to businesses that allow remotely managing business, including opening new markets for products, recruiting qualified personnel and gaining access to government support and public services. This will help the business to reduce administrative and production costs, increase the turnover of goods and services. The platform contributes to reducing the time fordelivering IT products to market, reducing the cost of IT services using ready platform components, improving the quality of IT services through open competition on the platform, as well as increasing profitability due to business scaling.

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