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Friday, September 20th, 2019

Prime Minister of Kazakh instructed to accelerate the development of the “Digital Kazakhstan” program

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Prime Minister noted that the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has challenged the Government to hold the third modernization of Kazakhstan. To implement it, it is necessary to create a new model of economic growth that will improve the competitiveness of the country. In this regard, the Head of State outlined the five main priorities.

The first priority is the accelerated technological modernization of the economy. The main objective here is the creation of new industries at the intersection of traditional sectors and services using digital technology.

“We are talking about the development of such promising sectors as 3D-Printing, online commerce, mobile banking, industrial Internet, digital services in the field of professional services. The rapid spread of new technologies and business models imposes new requirements for regulation of these sectors. To this end, the President instructed to develop the “Digital Kazakhstan” program and adapt our legislation to stimulate the development of IT-technologies,” B.Sagintayev said.

In this regard, Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Information and Communication in collaboration with the concerned government agencies to speed up the development of this program and the preparation of legislative changes.

B. Sagintayev also pointed out that it is necessary to take the matter to connect the villages to the fiber-optic lines to 2020 under the special control.

According to Prime Minister, the support of innovations and their rapid introduction into production is relevant. In this connection, it necessary to create EXPO International Technopark IT-startups on the basis of the infrastructure.

“We must ensure that the industrial park has become a platform for attracting entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, and for this purpose the appropriate infrastructure and an enabling environment should be created,” B.Sagintayev said.

In this regard, Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Information and Communication, National economy, Finance together with the interested state bodies to study the issue of creation of technopark and providing legislative support in the form of tax incentives, simplified visa regime and labor.

In addition, Ministry of Education and Science was instructed to take the necessary measures to develop national scientific and innovative potential on the basis of universities, Astana business campus of Nazarbayev University and the Park of information technology “Alatau.”

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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