Kazakh government to support IT sector’s development, PM says
Astana, Kazakhstan, Oct. 7
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The development of information technologies will be supported by the government of Kazakhstan, the country's prime minister, Karim Massimov said Oct. 7 at the Global e-Government Forum 2014, held in Astana.
"The information technologies' development has a profound impact on society," Massimov said. "Our government wants to promote the country's positive development through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT)."
He added that today these technologies are irreplaceable for the modern society and the global economy.
The PM noted that the ICT provide communication between different people in a variety of new formats.
"We are using new technologies between the government and business. We can receive great benefits through such mechanisms as the e-purchases, e-taxation and e-licensing," Massimov added.
"And we were able to improve the efficiency, accessibility and transparency of many key services rendered by the state authorities," he said.
Massimov added that Kazakhstan initiated a project to build a model of a state information system, including the transition to a platform based on cloud computing.
"Its main goal is to create an open government. Thus, the project will lead us to construction of transparent, efficient, and accountable governance," the PM Massimov noted.