Nursultan Nazarbayev has familiarized with ‘Smart Aqkol’ project

18 January, 2019, 15:52 553
Nursultan Nazarbayev has familiarized with ‘Smart Aqkol’ project

These days cutting-edge technologies facilitate law and order, energy saving, road traffic and can recognise faces. 

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has been familiarized with the “smartest” city of the country, Akkol, BNews.kz correspondent reports.

The “Smart Aqkol” project is the Head of State’s instruction as part of the Digital Kazakhstan national programme.

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The “Smart City” concept involves an infrastructure, integrated systems, a data analysis sensors network, and control over them. And indicators are transmitted to the Situation Centre outfitted with a control center, a videowall for monitoring, a video-conferencing system and a call centre.

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The Head of State has been reported on the preparation work accomplished as during the six-month implementation of the project, 17.5km of fibre-optic communications links were provided, the energy efficiency networks LoRaWAN were established, Wi-Fi access points in public places, a high-speed internet LTE upgraded network were established, allowing to connect camera systems, environmental monitoring, controlling and recording energy resources (4500 water usage calculation devices and 6000 electricity calculation devices). Traffic management, fire safety, street lighting systems have been launched.

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The smart city made it possible to turn the most modern digital developments into reality. The single platform runs all key processes both remotely and flawlessly: starting with the prevention of unlawful acts ending with the micro climate management in residential buildings.

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“We visited Barcelona as part of the international conference on smart cities and familiarized with everything. The unique technological solutions, which have no analogue in CIS countries, were taken in Akkol. It is the first city in Kazakhstan to fully digitalize all residential customers. Intellectual video content analysis, used in Akkol, already enabled the local low-enforcement authorities to find violators of public order,” said Alimzhan Yessetov, the head of the project’s operator-company Tengri Lab.

The complex camera system ensures law and order in all public places and roads in Aqkol. Video cameras, smoke detectors, door opening sensors can be found in porches of residential houses. The city’s 34 most crowded facilities and places are provided with WI-Fi to ensure broadband access to the internet.

Photo credit: Baurzhan Zhuassbayev

Akkol locates 100km away from the capital city. The city is the first Kazakh city to be fully digital, with operators as the IT company Tengri Lab, Kazakhtelecom JSC, ERG, BTS Digital, Akmola Electricity Distribution Company and the Governor’s Office of the Akmola region.