The President took part in the opening ceremony of the Information Technologies Park in the Alatau village.
The Head of State viewed the complex of high technologies and acquired a familiarity with activities of the companies having offices in the Park.
- Today we are opening the first large technologic park of information technologies. I got the idea of establishing this techno-park a long time ago, during my visit to the center for information technologies in the Indian city of Bangalore in 2002. This project can be considered as the first steps in the implementation of our Strategy for joining the group of the 50 most competitive countries in the world. As you remember, I have set a task in my Address to establish a park of information technologies as regional IT-center. While making this decision, we took into account ecologic reasons. Almaty is not able to extensively develop anymore. The megapolis requires new resources, like computer and nanotechnologies, which allow it to develop intensively. We have to implement a lot of work on establishing and developing modern scientific centers and technologic parks with international participation in Kazakhstan in order to achieve our main objective to increase competitiveness. At the same time, the development of scientific potential must be oriented to the maximal approximation of applied sciences to manufacturing, to business, - the Head of State noted in his speech.
The building of a number of objects was started in 2004 in the “Information Technologies Park” (ITP) special economic zone. The initiator of the building is “Center for Engineering and Technology Transfer” JSC. The total square of the Park’s territory is 349.2 hectares.