Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin chairs meeting of Commission on Digitalization

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin chaired a meeting of the Commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on digitalization.

Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin made reports on the Concept for the Development of the Industry of Information and Communication Technologies and the Digital Sphere, the National Project "DigitEL", Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy told about the development of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector, Chair of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs Anar Zhailganova spoke on issues of digitalization of the personnel system of state bodies. Comments were made by representatives of private companies implementing digital projects in the areas of security and life support.

The national project "DigitEL" (Digital Era Lifestyle) provides for about 200 events in 5 areas. As a result of the implementation of the project in the period 2021-2025, 100% coverage of the population with high-quality Internet and electronic health passports is expected, an increase in investments in the IT industry to 500 billion tenge per year, the total export of IT products and services — up to $500 million, the volume of production of the electronic industry — up to 90 billion tenge, the creation of 100 thousand new jobs, the opening of 5 IT schools in the regions.

As part of the digitalization of healthcare, it is planned to create a National Repository of Medical Images (PAX System) with artificial intelligence. This will ensure timely and high-quality diagnostics of cancer and lung diseases, reduce dependence on the availability of qualified doctors in remote regions. The efficiency of the system has been tested in the Almaty and Atyrau regions — the detection rate of oncology at an early stage has increased by 25%, the mortality rate has been reduced by 15%.

One of the key projects of digitalization of the economy of Kazakhstan is Smart City, aimed at improving the quality of life in the regions. As a result of the project, over three years, the death rate in road accidents has decreased by 2 times, the cost of utilities — up to 30%, the number of offenses — by 20%. Tax collection due to digitalization of public transport increased by 25-30%.

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, the leaders in the implementation of the Smart City concept were the cities of Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Karaganda. The smallest number of points was scored by the cities of Taraz, Aktau and Pavlodar.

The meeting participants considered issues of further expanding the coverage of urban space with video surveillance systems, an electronic payment system for public transport, the introduction of smart systems in education, healthcare, housing and communal services, social and other spheres.

The prime minister instructed to present the DigitEL National Project at a meeting of the Supreme Council for Reforms under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as to update the reference standard of smart cities.

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