Kazakhstan plans to introduce digital sports platform
At an online briefing, Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Aktoty Raimkulova said that they intend on introducing an E-sport national digital platform in Kazakhstan within four years.
“This issue is long overdue and now we have a unique opportunity to digitalize our industry. The E-sport platform will make publicly available basic documents, sports calendars, a unified sports classification, national teams, a unified electronic database of sportspeople and coaches, referees and others,” said the minister.
Aktoty Raimkulova also spoke in detail about a comprehensive plan for the development of physical education and mass sports for 2020 to 2025. The document that consists of 34 points and five main areas provides mechanisms for supporting specialists in sports. For example, they intend to pay physical education teachers in secondary schools extra 100 percent of the base salary for extracurricular classes. This will contribute to the revival of sports sections at educational institutions.
To date, the ministry accredited 101 sports federations which will have an opportunity to additionally open more than 10,000 sections on various types of sports. This may attract nearly 300,000 children.
“Sports infrastructure plays an important role in the development of mass sports. To date, there are 23,000 basic sports facilities in the country. Local executive bodies said that demand in construction of basic sports facilities averages 1,100 a year. The total number of the facilities will be up to 30,000 by 2025,” added the minister.
The Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports predicted that the proportion of those who do sports in the country will reach 40 percent by 2025 which is 7.5 million people.