Kazakhstan and France: New horizons of cooperation

French companies plan to implement smart city project in Kazakhstan. The project will ensure the security of all services for residents and the effective management of resources. The two countries intend to strengthen cooperation in the field of digital technologies.

PHILIPPE MARTINET, FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO KAZAKHSTAN:

 - French enterprises are interested in the development of smart city in Kazakhstan. They want to gradually find projects and make investments. In France, there is an extensive experience in the digitalization of the state. For example, everything that concerns taxes is submitted and processed on the Internet.

Kazakhstan will host a Kazakh-French forum dedicated to the issues of digital economy in autumn. The country also plans to hold a hackathon together with the universities of Astana and Almaty. In addition, there will be unique exhibitions and concerts, which will use interactive mobile devices as well as technologies of augmented reality.