Minister of National Economy talks about the digitalization of Kazakhstan’s flagship industries
Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov addressed foreign deputies and spoke about how Kazakhstan’s flagship industries can change after their digitization.
“A comprehensive plan for the technological re-equipment of basic industries until 2025 is currently in the works. It includes, among other things, proposals on legislative changes to stimulate digitalization and innovation, state support measures, training of personnel for work in new conditions. In parallel with the development of systemic measures, pinpoint actions are taken in the work with our largest enterprises – the flagships of our industry. We already have some examples. One of the largest mining companies, KazMinerals, commissioned advanced ore-dressing complexes at the Bozshakol and Aktogay fields, � Timur Suleimenov said at the international parliamentary conference dedicated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
According to him, these industries operate on the basis of Industry 4.0. In particular, there was a launch of the automated dressing plant management and high-precision quarry monitoring systems, as well as the system for managing each unit of equipment in real time.
“This has resulted in labor productivity amounting to 308 thousand USD per employee. This is eight times higher than that of similar enterprises in Kazakhstan, which use Industry 2.0 and 1.0. And it represents one of the highest indicators not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the whole world, � the Minister said.
According to him, at present most of Kazakhstan’s enterprises do not have a sufficient technological and organizational base for the full transition to industry 4.0. 84% of the processing industry and more than 56% of the mining industry correspond to the level of industry 2.0, and only 21% of the enterprises conform to Industry 3.0.
There are many deterrents, many of them are internal in nature: the business’ insufficient understanding of the competitive advantages that emerge with the transition to Industry 4.0, inadequate evolvement of domestic developments, inadequate financing, and, of course, issues related to the lack of personnel for the transition to Industry 4.0, � Timur Suleimenov concluded.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan