Kazakh cities introducing smart technologies via Smart City projects
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 26
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Smart technologies are being introduced to facilitate the life of Kazakh citizens within the framework of projects to introduce the Smart City brand of standards in the cities of Kazakhstan, Zerde Holding JSC, responsible for the implementation of the Digital Kazakhstan State Program, told Trend on Sept.25.
According to the holding, based on the plans to introduce the ‘Smart Astana’ component into housing and communal services in residential buildings of the city of Nur-Sultan, the installation of metering devices with remote data transmission continues.
Moreover, in this sphere, projects on the monitoring system of engineering networks, instrumentation of gauges with distant transfer of water flow readings, and other projects are underway in the city of Almaty.
"The pilot zonal water metering units and flow meters were installed, an online transfer of water consumption data to the water supply dispatch service was organized, and 1,553 general house metering devices installed," the holding said.
As part of the digitalization of the transport sector of Nur-Sultan, ‘Intelligent Transport System of the city of Nur-Sultan’ (ITS) project is underway, which includes such components as adaptive control of traffic lights, electronic fare collection system in public transport, and public transport dispatching.
"Adaptive control of traffic lights minimizes human resources. The system, based on data from sensors, automatically analyzes traffic and sets the most effective traffic light object (CO) control algorithm," the holding noted.
According to a representative of the holding, to date, in the above cities the most popular public services for receiving documents and issuing referrals to educational organizations have been automated.
"In the direction of digitalization of the healthcare sector, mobile applications have been developed, which allow receiving a number of services, such as making an appointment to see a doctor, calling a doctor to home, and other ones," the holding said.
"The healthcare sector’s digitalization has made it possible to achieve such outcomes as reducing visits to a doctor, decreasing live queues, lowering corruption risks, increasing the detection of diseases during medical examinations and screenings, increasing the availability of medical services, raising the satisfaction of the population and improving the quality of medical care," the holding said.
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