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Government considers digitization of transport and logistics

by October 23, 2018 General

As the Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek reported, the Toll Collection System was currently put into test operation in 3 areas: Almaty � Kapchagai, Almaty � Khorgos and Astana � Temirtau.

In January 2019, a tender will be announced for the installation of a board system in the Shymkent � Aktobe � Martuk, Shymkent � Taraz � Kainar and Astana � Pavlodar sections. In general, in 2020, 17 sections with a length of about 6,500 km will be covered by a charging system, said Kassymbek.

A system for non-stop travel using RFID tags was also launched on the Astana-Shchuchinsk site, a non-cash payment method was implemented, Internet banking, and QIWI wallet. This site is equipped with weather sensors and information boards for informing drivers of weather conditions, speed, etc.

At the same time, for the digitalization of roadside service, the mobile application KazWay was launched and the data were entered into the Transpark electronic map of the International Road Transport Union, containing relevant information on all road service facilities. Work is also continuing on filling the Road Assets Management System with data on the state of the roads obtained through the 16 road laboratories.

In December we plan to complete certification for information security. In general, the system will save costs for repairing roads, and by 2025 we expect an economic effect of 110 billion tenge, said the minister.

In addition, for the automation of transport control, the implementation of Special Automated Measuring Means continues, which will reduce the number of violations of permissible weight parameters and have a positive effect on the safety of highways. Today, there are eight such measuring devices.

From the beginning of the year, over 700 violations were revealed and about 85 million tenge were collected in the form of fees and fines. By the end of 2018, another 12 systems are planned to be launched. By 2020, it is planned to bring their total to 46. Thus, automation of vehicle weighing procedures will eliminate the human factor in the implementation of transport control, said Kassymbek. At the same time, for the full automation of transport control, from July 2019, the issuance of a special permit for the passage of heavy and large vehicles will be carried out in an automated mode in 15 minutes instead of 3�7 days.

In the field of passenger road transport, a dispatching system for interregional and international passenger traffic has been launched in pilot mode. By the end of 2019, the system will be commissioned and over 2,000 buses connected to inter-regional and international passenger traffic on 416 routes will be connected.

In the framework of the Smart City, the system of electronic fare payment and monitoring of public transport are implemented in the cities of regional and republican significance. Today these systems are fully functioning in the cities of Astana and Almaty. For the rest of the cities, the corresponding roadmaps have been approved with implementation dates from 2018 to 2021.

In the field of air travel June 14, 2018, PPP agreement was signed with a private investor for the introduction of the E-freight paperless information system, which will reduce cargo handling time, optimize costs and replace the provision of 20 paper documents with electronic ones. The system will be launched in December.

In the industry of railway transport, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC adopted the Digital Railway program for 2018-2022. The program is planned to implement about 21 projects in the main four areas.

Chairman of the Board of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy National Company JSC Kanat Alpysbayev, in turn, reported that digitalization covers all key areas of the company: railway infrastructure, freight, multimodal and passenger transportation.

As part of the development of the railway infrastructure, the company sets the task of moving to maintenance and repair according to the actual condition of the infrastructure. The implementation of the project Magistral Automated Control System, which is part of the state program Digital Kazakhstan, is carried out in accordance with the approved plan.

The project involves the use of six mobile diagnostic complexes, three of which will start work in December 2018. The system will be fully operational in mid-2019. As a result of the project implementation, diagnostics of the entire backbone network will be carried out in 15 days instead of 180 days, 240 units of flaw detectors will be optimized, costs for locomotive traction and maintenance of the carriage part will be two times lower, Alpysbayev informed.

According to him, in the field of freight traffic in order to increase customer focus, urgent tasks of electronic exchange are set. In industrial mode, all 456 freight stations are connected to the system. The introduction of the system has reduced the time for filing the carriage in the intrarepublic message from 11 hours to 5 minutes, in export traffic � from 35 hours to 1 hour. Today, an electronic exchange with Russia, China, Azerbaijan, and Kyrgyzstan is being carried out.

The digitalization of the multimodal transportation system is aimed at addressing the growth in transit container traffic. In order to reduce order processing time and optimal supply chain management, the first stage of the project was implemented.

In the field of passenger transportation, emphasis was placed on customer-oriented services. As part of e-ticketing technology, passengers are given the opportunity to purchase tickets through websites. During the first 9 months 2018, more than 17 million tickets were issued, including more than 11 million electronic tickets, added Alpysbayev.

Source: Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan