Kazakhstan should become digital hub in Eurasia, Tokayev says

Kazakhstan should become digital hub in Eurasia, Tokayev says

Kazakhstan can become a central digital hub across a large territory of the Eurasian region. This idea was voiced by the Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in his annual State-of-the-Nation Address to Kazakh people. According to the President, national companies should interact with the domestic IT community. In addition, it is necessary to create modern data processing centers that will serve the neighboring countries, thereby realizing their huge information and telecommunications potential. In the new digital era, it will have geopolitical significance, the President stressed.

“The digital needs and demands of the quasi-public sector should be met as much as possible with the efforts of domestic companies. It is necessary to gradually expand and update data transmission lines, linking them with international corridors. Kazakhstan should become a central digital hub in a significant part of the Eurasian region. To address this issue, it is necessary to strengthen the personnel plan. I ask the Prime Minister to present his proposals to me,” the president said.


Translation by Saule Mukhamejanova