Kazakhstan, Astana, June 14 / Trend D.Mukhtarov /
As of last year, the number of Kazakhs having computer skills and use the Internet comprised 10 million people (62.6 percent of the population), press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications stated on Friday.
"According to the latest ranking of the United Nations, Kazakhstan ranked second on 'e-participation index' among 192 countries ( 31st in 2005)," the statement says.
On the 'e-government development index' the country rose to the 38th place (from 65th in 2005), and ranked 14th in on-line services. Electronic licensing in Kazakhstan was named the best project for business under WSIS international competition this year.
"It is also planned that by 2015, e-learning system will be introduced already in 50 percent of all educational institutions," the statement notes.