On the margins of AEF-2019, Askar Zhumagaliyev held a number of bilateral meetings.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 11:59

Educational projects, Data analytics and biometric identification. The prospects for further expansion of cooperation in these and a number of other areas were discussed during Askar Zhumagaliyev’s bilateral meetings with representatives of international organizations and large transnational companies, on the fields of the XII Astana Economic Forum.

Mr. Askar Zhumagaliyev spoke about key areas of activity of the Ministry with the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS - Mirjana Spolarich Egger. The interlocutors agreed that digitalization plays an important role in the country's innovative development and noted the importance of developing cooperation in this area.

The implementation of a large-scale project on data analytics was the topic of discussion with experts from the World Bank. Especially investors are interested in the project "Smart Data Ukimet". In this regard, Askar Zhumagaliyev stressed that:

 

“We consider the “Smart Data Ukimet” project very important. It involves the formation of a single big data space. Creating such a base in the future will help to use artificial intelligence to analyze information, improve planning and development of a set of scenario forecasting models”.

At the site of the Astana Economic Forum, Askar Zhumagaliyev also met with the leadership of “Cisco”, “Idemia”, “China Transinfo Technology Co.”, and “Hexagon”. The parties discussed the prospects for possible cooperation and agreed to exchange relevant materials.

 

Minister of Digital development, defense and aerospace industry of the RK Askar Zhumagaliyev met with Ambassador of Kingdom of Spain in the RK D.Karriedo Thomas.
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 17:29

During the meeting the issues of cooperation between enterprises of defense industrial complex of both countries were discussed.

We have to examine in detail suggestions of Spanish companies in the spheres of aerospace and defense industry,  so far as this  spectrum includes in it equipment, technique, as a program maintenance and modern technological  solutions in sphere of ensuring of cyber safety and development of conception on management of “smart” cities and productions. I gave  relevant instructions on studying of effective innovational technologies of world leaders of defense industrial spheres, I am sure, further work will be contribute not only to the development of the complex of enterprise and transfer of technologies, but also to the strengthening of diplomatic relations of Kazakhstan with other countries”,- noted during the meeting Askar Zhumagaliyev.

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in the RK Karriedo Thomas David Arturo operates in Kazakhstan in a new capacity from October, 2018. As speaker noted, from the Embassy side full support will be provided for Kazakhstan-Spanish relations in several directions, including in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.

By the way, there is observed a high interest of representatives of defense-industrial enterprises of Spain to the International exhibition of weapons and military-technical property KADEX, holding in Kazakhstan, as to potential area for presentation of production, designated for export.

 

Reference:

From 2005 till III quarter of 2018 gross inflow of direct investments from Spain into a Kazakhstan was 205,4 mln.US doll., gross outflow of direct investments into an economy of Spain – 31,1 mln. US doll. The volume of trade 2018 is 2,041 mlrd.US dollars.

The majority of exports from Kazakhstan to Spain are oil and its derivatives, copper, lead, iron and steel products, and grain. In 2018, Kazakhstan ranked 6th among the suppliers of oil and its derivatives to Spain. Machinery and electrical equipment, metal products, textiles, footwear, chemical and pharmaceutical products, etc. are imported from Spain to Kazakhstan.

In the Kazakhstan market, Spanish companies are represented in the field of railway transport and infrastructure, the supply of military transport aircraft, the civil engineering industry, the development of security equipment, the military-technical and civilian sector, the development of information technology, and trade. In addition, on a systematic basis, the possibilities of sharing financial and investment tools to support the business of the two countries, assistance in the sectors of telecommunications, tourism, the agri-food industry and "green energy" are being studied. Long-term relations between the countries also influenced the development of joint projects in the cultural and educational spheres.

 

Kazakhstan will export military products to Turkey
Saturday, 04 May 2019 11:50

Such an agreement was reached following the participation of the Kazakh delegation in the 14th International Defense Exhibition of the International Defense Industry Fair 2019, which was held in Istanbul (Turkey).

«Kazakhstan Aselsan Engineering» LLP, part of the enterprises of the Ministry of Digital Development, defense and aerospace industry of Kazakhstan (a subsidiary of «Kazakhstan Engineering» LLP), has signed an agreement on the export of optoelectronic devices to the Republic of Turkey. In addition, the company signed a memorandum with the Turkish company on the modernization of avionics for helicopters in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

As part of the participation of the Kazakh delegation in this exhibition, more than 20 meetings with foreign partners were held. In particular, issues of cooperation, creation of joint projects in the framework of attracting investment and new technologies became key in negotiations with Turkish companies «MKEK» and «Aselsan», as well as the implementation of a new joint project with «TAI».

Following the meetings, it was agreed that in the near future representatives of five Turkish companies will visit Nur-Sultan to determine the technical details of the implementation of joint projects in the defense industry.

Note that for the first time this year at the International Defense Industry Fair2019 exhibition, Kazakhstan was represented by a joint delegation of representatives from the Ministry of Digital Development, defense and aerospace industries together, the Ministry of Defense and enterprises of the domestic defense industry complex. The delegation was headed by Talgat Zhanzhumenov, First Vice-Minister of the MDDDAI of the RK. The potential of the Kazakh defense industry was represented by a single national exposition, which aroused high interest on the part of foreign exhibitors and partners.

The single national exposition of domestic defense industry enterprises will also be presented at the exhibitions MILEX-2019 (Republic of Belarus, Minsk) and ARMY-2019 (Russian Federation, Kubinka).

 

Reference:

The international exhibition IDEF is held in Turkey every two years and is one of the ten largest world exhibitions of the defense industry and is one of the most authoritative and expected venues.

In the previous exhibition IDEF 2017, 820 companies from 50 countries took part, over 65 thousand participants from 116 countries visited the exhibition.

The IDEF exhibition is an opportunity for manufacturers to familiarize themselves with modern defense technologies and samples in various branches of the military-industrial complex, the latest developments of military equipment.

 

Zhumagaliyev held a meeting with Public Service Centers (PSC)
Saturday, 04 May 2019 11:48

The results of the work of the Non-Public Joint-Stock Company “State Corporation “Government for Citizens ”for the first quarter of 2019 and work plans for the upcoming period, Askar Zhumagaliyev, Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, discussed with the leadership of the state corporation. The directors of all regional branches of the organization, as well as the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent took part in the meeting online via videoconferencing.

The meeting focused on issues of service, time and quality of service for citizens, training of Kazakhstan’s people to independently receive electronic services, eradication of corruption, etc. From the very beginning of the meeting, the minister outlined the main leitmotif of the meeting, noting that the state corporation employees will have to restructure and become closer to the citizen.

“The ideology of “Government for Citizens”is that you are advocates, assistants of citizens. Your task is for the citizen who has addressed you to receive the service. And even if there is some problem on the side of the state body, because of which a person cannot receive it - you should provide maximum assistance in this matter in order to eliminate it. That the citizen as a result received service. This is the “one-window principle”, said Askar Zhumagaliyev.

It was also decided to raise the quality of public services in the PSCs through financial incentives. The salary of employees this year has already been raised by an average of 10%. In addition, the management of the state corporation will optimize expenses, and the funds thus released will be spent on raising the payroll fund.

Meanwhile, the Minister also instructed to conduct trials in each case related to the delay in the provision of services, to analyze the information systems of government agencies and take measures to prevent their failures, and also to strengthen the work on training citizens to independently receive public services.

“If in one region, 20% of services are received by the population independently, via the egov portal, Telegram-bot, a mobile application, and in the other, 2%, this is a flaw in the heads of the regional branches of the state corporation. It means that you are not telling people about these opportunities, or you are not teaching them normally”, the minister concluded.

Another issue to be resolved is the fight against corruption. A memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry and the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption should help reduce corruption in the state corporation to absolute zero. Askar Zhumagaliyev said that the signing of the document is expected in the near future.

 

Reference:

Today, there are 328 front offices of the public corporation “Government for Citizens”, which provide 621 types of public services. The state corporation employs about 22 thousand people.

 

«Thirtieth. Anniversary»
Friday, 26 April 2019 12:08

The solemn launching of the ship “Nur-Sultan” took place on April 25, 2019 in the city of Uralsk. The vessel was built on the stocks of JSC "Ural Plant "Zenit", which is the part of the structure of the national company "Kazakhstan Engineering".

This ship is 30th for the plant in a row and is made to equip the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the instructions of the customer, modern weapons were installed on the vessel, which made it possible to increase the effectiveness of combat use. The ship has the necessary characteristics of seaworthiness: high speed, ease of operation, the required degree of stability, a wide radius of application, the necessary autonomy and ergonomics.

The vessel is designed to ensure the protection of the territorial waters of the state border and the continental shelf of Kazakhstan, patrols to prevent illegal shipping, smuggling operations, illegal fishing, intercepting and inspecting vessels violating independently, as well as in conjunction with other ships, boats and aircraft.

After launching, the ship will be delivered along the Ural River to the Caspian Sea, where it will be mooring, factory, running and receiving tests with subsequent delivery to the customer.

This event is the next step in achieving the goal of equipping law enforcement agencies with modern weapons of domestic production. The ships and boats of Kazakhstan production have already recommended their effectiveness both in the Border Guard Service and in the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The event was attended by Akim of the West Kazakhstan region A.Kulginov, the leadership of the Border Guard Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JSC “NC “Kazakhstan Engineering”, the crew of the ship “Nur-Sultan”, as well as veterans of the Border Guard Service of the National Security Committee and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 

Source: http://mdai.gov.kz

 

 

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