Digital Kazakhstan program brings Kazakhstan income worth over $1.5B
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.18
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Economic impact of the Digital Kazakhstan State Program exceeded 600 billion tenge ($1.5 billion) in 2018 and 2019, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin said, Trend reports with reference to the press office of prime minister.
He made the remark during the plenary session of the Digital Samruk conference on the topic of digitalization of the economy of Kazakhstan.
Mamin noted the growing relevance of digitalization of the Kazakh economy to ensure its further growth and competitiveness of the country on the world stage. The main tool in achieving this goal is the 'Digital Kazakhstan Program'.
“Significant success has been achieved in introduction of digital technologies in the provision of public services, education, healthcare, the financial, transport and mining and metallurgical sectors, which allowed Kazakhstan to improve its position in current world ratings,” Mamin said.
Mamin emphasized that digitalization can become the engine of the national economy and the generator of sustainable jobs only when it becomes a mechanism for creating new value. In this regard, it is necessary to gradually focus on product innovation. They will become the engine of development and adaptation of new technologies to economy of Kazakhstan, and will allow launching a new wave of job creation.
Mamin also noted that, together with the World Economic Forum, an active phase of the project to launch the Regional Affiliate Center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Kazakhstan was launched.
He emphasized that further integration of digital technologies is crucial for Kazakhstan joining the list of 30 most competitive economies in the world and improving the well-being of Kazakhs.
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