Mamin held digitalization Commission’s meeting

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting of the Commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on digitalization, refers to the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reporting.

The Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Musin made a report on the Concept for the Development of the Industry of Information and Communication Technologies and the Digital Sphere, the National Project "DigitEL", projects Smart City, Minister of Health Alexei Tsoi made performance report on artificial intelligence development of medical area, and so on. Comments were made by representatives of private companies implementing digital projects in security and life support areas.

The national project "DigitEL" (Digital Era Lifestyle) provides for about 200 events in 5 areas and is expected to result in 2021-2025 in 100% coverage of the population with high-quality Internet and electronic health passports, an increase in investments in the IT industry up to 500 billion tenge per year, the total export of IT products and services - up to $ 500 million, production volume of electronic industry - up to 90 billion tenge, creation of 100 000 new jobs, opening of five IT schools in the regions.

As part of the digitalization of healthcare, it is planned to create a National repository of medical images 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 districts. The efficiency of the system has been tested in Almaty and Atyrau regions - the detection rate of oncology at an early stage increased by 25%, the mortality rate reduced by 15%.

One of the key projects of Kazakhstan economy digitalization 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 decreased by half, the cost of utilities - 30%, the number of offenses - by 20%. Tax collection due to digitalization of public transport increased by 25-30%.

The meeting examined issues of further expanding the coverage of urban space with video surveillance systems, public transport with an electronic fare system, introduction of smart systems in education, healthcare, housing and utilities, social and other spheres.

The Prime Minister instructed to present the DigitEL National Project at the meeting of the Supreme Council for Reforms under the President, and to update the reference standard of "smart cities".

20:09, 19 April 2021