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Prime Minister visits state-of-the-art IT, medical and educational facilities in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Developments in information technology are opening up new economic opportunities for the Kazakh people, Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov said while visiting Almaty’s MOST IT Hub as part of his working trip to Almaty, the Prime Minister’s Office reported.

Almaty Governor Yerbolat Dossayev and Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov during a visit to Mediker Hospital. Photo credit: Office of the Prime Minister.

The MOST IT Hub Almaty was launched in May. It includes offices, coworking spaces and spaces for events and business meetings. The center offers support programs for technology start-ups and organizes events with the participation of investors and representatives of venture capital funds.

“The city has more and more innovation hubs and business incubators. Many IT and creative businesses have been created. IT hubs should be launched in all regions. Regional administrations and the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry should intensify their work in this direction,” Smailov said.

Alikhan Smailov with Almaty College students.

Smailov also visited the Mediker Hospital International which provides outpatient services for adults and children. The center has a physiotherapy and rehabilitation department, and a radiodiagnostic department including an MRI, CT, X-ray and mammography room, a telemedicine room, two operating theaters and a hospital.

The Prime Minister noted that the government is taking steps to develop vocational education during his visit to the Almaty College of Passenger Transport and Technology. The college offers courses for city transportation personnel in conjunction with the Union of Machine Builders, Hyundai Center, and Allur Auto.

Smailov stressed that the city administration should help non-resident students find accommodation and hire graduates. Its students have repeatedly won municipal and federal trades world championships in turning, computer numerical control (CNC) milling and automotive maintenance.