The President explained the way to increase the effectiveness of the trasport and logistics infrastructure.
"Today, several transcontinental corridors pass through Kazakhstan. Much has been said about this. In general, the transit of goods through Kazakhstan in 2017 increased by 17 per cent and amounted to almost 17 million tons. The task is to bring annual revenues from transit in 2020 to 5 billion dollars. This will allow to return the funds spent by the State for infrastructure in the shortest possible time", Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
In this connection, the Head of State instructed to ensure mass introducton of digital technologies, such as blockchain to trace to movement of cargo online and barrier-free transit, as well as the simplification of customs operations.
"Modern solutions allow to organize interaction of all links of logistics. The use of "big data" will provide high-quality analytics, identify reserves of growth and reduce excess costs. For these purposes, it is necessary to introduce the Intelligent Transport System. It will allow to effectively manage traffic flows and determine the needs for further development of the infrastructure", the President noted in the Address.
Also, to improve intraregional mobility, N. Nazarbayev called for increased funding for repair and reconstruction of the local road network.
"The total amount of budget funds allocated annually for this should be brought to 150 billion tenge in the medium term. It is necessary to ensure active participation in this work of all Governor's Offices of the regions", Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
We note, the President of Kazakhstan also instructed to implement a pilot project on digitization of Kazakhstani industrial enterprises.
On January 10, 2018, the Address of the Head of State to the people of Kazakhstan "New possibilities of development in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution" was published.