Eldor Aripov: Uzbekistan carries out a large-scale and complex work on the implementation of IT technologies
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In recent years, large-scale and comprehensive work has been done in Uzbekistan to introduce IT technologies. This was stated by the director of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (ISMI) Eldor Aripov during his speech at the CIS international expert forum on information security on 29 June 2021 in Tashkent.
It was noted that in 2020, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Strategy "Digital Uzbekistan - 2030" was approved and is being consistently implemented, which involves a number of breakthrough measures for the country. In accordance with the document, a wide range of long-term issues related to the introduction of digital technologies in the field of telecommunications, public services, the real sector of the economy, healthcare, the state cadastre, etc. are being resolved.
So, according to the director of the ISMI, the implementation of 1,627 projects for the digital transformation of regions and industries has been determined for the next three years. At the same time, today the level of high-speed Internet connection coverage of preschool educational institutions and healthcare facilities has been brought to 100%. In 2021, it is planned to provide access to the network of all schools, as well as makhalla gatherings of citizens (about 10 thousand gatherings).
The development of a network of base stations for mobile communications, according to Eldor Aripov, made it possible to create conditions for the provision of services (to increase the coverage) of mobile communications to 98% of the country’s population, including high-speed communications to 90%. From 2017 to 2020, Internet speed increased 3.5 times. In 2020, within the framework of the One Million Programmers project, over 120 thousand students were trained. During 2020-2022, it is planned to attract investments in the amount of 498.1 million dollars in the field of information technology and communications.
“The republic is implementing more than 260 projects aimed at the consistent implementation of elements of the digital economy and e-government, as well as digitalization of the banking sector. The system of instant payments for business entities and entrepreneurs was launched 24/7,” concluded the head of the ISMI.
We remind you that the forum is held by the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan with the support of the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the CIS Executive Committee.
More than 50 representatives of the states of Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Russia and Moldova take part in it, including specialists from international organizations and leading analytical centers, heads of relevant ministries and departments.
Among them are high representatives of the CIS, including the Chairman of the Executive Committee - Executive Secretary of the CIS Sergey Lebedev, General Director of the Executive Committee of the CIS Regional Commonwealth in the field of communications Nurudin Mukhitdinov, Head of the CIS Anti-Terrorist Center Andrey Novikov.