Construction process of public facilities to be fully digitized in Kazakhstan
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First Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Kairbek Uskenbayev spoke about new digital projects aimed to increase transparency of public procurement and the work of the construction industry in general, Kazpravda.kz refers to the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development (MIID)reporting.
According to K. Uskenbayev, to ensure transparency of construction, all data on objects that are being built under the state order (including construction materials and work schedule), starting from next year, will be monitored through the unified information system E-Qurylys. All payments, in turn, will be made based on the information entered into this system through the blockchain platform. In this way, each tenge spent from the budget will become maximally transparent.
The work on digitizing the construction process at public facilities has already begun (with all the logs of hidden work and acts of completion). Starting next year, the process will be fully automated.
In addition, on the basis of the State Bank of Construction Projects, MIID RK specialists worked out and formed enlarged costing standards, and also developed an online calculator to quickly calculate the marginal cost of a construction project and exclude the possibility of overstating its cost. The calculator is attached to the Goespertiza portal (epsd.kz).
Another digital innovation is the Marketplace information platform for online trade in domestic building materials. It will reduce the cost of building materials by up to 15% and ensure market transparency.
To increase the share of local content in construction, the ministry has created an electronic Register, which displays the full range of building materials used. Requirements for the mandatory use of Kazakhstan building materials at facilities financed from budgetary funds are legally established. Contractors' reports on purchased Kazakhstan’s building materials through the blockchain mechanisms of the E-Qurylys system will be displayed on the public procurement portal and automatically verified with the data specified in the design and estimate documentation of the facility. Portal integration work is already underway.
To improve the construction quality, MIID RK, according to Vice Minister Kairbek Uskenbayev, is enhancing state control over exploration work, and is also developing a new urban planning system that will ensure availability of the General Plan and the detailed planning design not only for developers, but also for the population. Citizens will be able to watch the progress of construction projects online.