Today in Ukimet Uyi, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a meeting of the Commission on the Implementation of Digitalization under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

During the meeting, issues of implementation of the State Program "Digital Kazakhstan" were discussed. In particular, the direction of work on the conduct of non-cash, instant mobile and other payments in the framework of the implementation of the Roadmap for the development of electronic commerce for 2018 - 2020. In addition, attention was paid to the development of postal infrastructure, digitalization in the field of defense and the development of an open digital platform for small and medium businesses.

Reports of the ongoing work in these areas were delivered by Minister of National Economy T. Suleimenov, Minister of Defence N. Yermekbayev, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank Zh. Kurmanov, Chairman of the Board of Kazpost JSC S. Sarsenov, Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom K. Yessekeyev.

For 11 months of this year, the e-commerce market amounted to 269 billion tenge, which is 55% higher than in 2017. The number of customers has almost doubled to 2.32 million people. The number of small and medium-sized businesses involved in e-commerce is 1698, which is 864 more than last year.

For small and medium-sized businesses, the Open Digital Platform system (hereinafter referred to as “ODP”) has been launched, which can be accessed through a computer or mobile application. The ODP is a platform where digital services are available to businesses that allow remotely managing one’s business, including opening new markets for products, recruiting qualified personnel and gaining access to government support and government services. This will allow the business to reduce administrative and production costs, increase the turnover of goods and services. The platform contributes to reducing the time for IT products entering the market, reducing the cost of IT services through the use of ready-made platform components, improving the quality of IT services through open competition on the platform, as well as increasing profitability due to business scaling.

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Published: 27 December 2018

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