Kazakhstan: Smart City projects implemented in five largest cities

ASTANA (TCA) — At the Government meeting on December 26, the Minister of Information and Communications Dauren Abayev reported on measures being taken to implement the Smart City projects in Kazakhstan’s five largest cities — the capital Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Karaganda, and Ontystuk, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.

Abayev said that the concept of Smart City is designed to improve the efficiency of all city services. The key characteristics of a smart city are comfort, safety, efficiency, and environmental friendliness.

The main priorities in the development of a smart city are: improving the quality of life of the region’s residents; increasing the share of public services in electronic form; joining the international Smart City ratings by the regions of Kazakhstan; and stimulation of paperless interaction in G2G, B2B and G2B segments.

“The projects will be implemented within the framework of public-private partnership, the service model of informatization, budget financing and private investment,” the minister said.

Based on international standards, Kazakhstan has developed and approved its own national standards in the field of Smart City. They regulate uniform requirements for fundamentally new opportunities for centralized management of urban processes, including a high level of security and services, through innovative solutions in energy saving, housing and communal services, transport, education, health, environment and information technology.

Sergey Kwan