Kazakhstan to focus on development of digital technologies
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan will focus on development of the industrial sectors that are connected to the use of digital technologies, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in his annual address to the country’s people.
"It is necessary to develop such promising spheres as 3D printing, online commerce, mobile banking, digital services, including in healthcare, education and so on," Nazarbayev said.
The president ordered the government to work out and adopt a program titled "Digital Kazakhstan".
“The development of the digital industry will give an impetus to all other sectors,” the president said. “Therefore, the government must keep the development of IT under special control.”
He also instructed the government to establish the International IT Start-Up Technopark.
“The Technopark must become a platform for attracting entrepreneurs and investors from various countries,” Nazarbayev said. “Appropriate infrastructure and favorable conditions are needed for it.”
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