Smart City concept to increase digitalization level in Kazakhstan (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.11
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Smart City concept has been approved within the framework of Digital Kazakhstan state program with an idea to improve the quality of life of country’s residents and to increase the digitalization level of various areas of life, the Ministry of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan told Trend.
According to the source, the Smart City concept oversees 11 areas such as health care, education, security, transport, housing and communal services, social sphere, construction, business and tourism development, city management, agriculture and ecology.
“Currently, local executive authorities are implementing work in all 11 areas to create ‘smart’ cities,” the source said.
Thus, in housing and communal services area, the heat, water and electricity metering devices, which allow for remote data transmission to unified information system are being installed in multi-apartment residential buildings, as well as ‘smart’ lighting project are being implemented.
In area of transport, projects on dispatching of public transport, on system of online payment for transport and on services of ‘smart’ parking are being implemented. Within the framework of city management the unified contact center 109 has been launched.
In area of ecology, the projects on dispatching of vehicles, which transport solid household waste is being implemented. In area of business and tourism development, 11 regions of the country launched tourism portals. In area of agriculture, 10 regions of the country are implementing elements of precision agriculture and Smart-farms.
Furthermore, in order to provide for unified approach and standardization of digital initiative, the ministry has approved "Methodical recommendations of creation of ‘smart’ cities in Kazakhstan" in 2019.
“In accordance with these methodical recommendations, the ministry will annually implement the assessment of ‘smart’ cities’ maturity and of ‘smart’ cities’ initiatives, which in turn will allow to assess the level of digitalization of all 17 regions of Kazakhstan in the future,” the source said.
In addition, the development of ‘Smart City’ project on the base of Akkol city in Kazakhstan has been launched in Kazakhstan. Two ‘smart’ gazebos, which use solar panels, were installed in the city, as well as playgrounds and workout-zones.
“The installed equipment creates the possibility to determine the changes in temperature, atmospheric air, health clinic visits, school performance, work of city’s boilers,” the source concluded.
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