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US$ 2.5 billion will be drawn to develop Uzbekistan’s digital infrastructure in the next two years, said the PM Abdulla Aripov in his remarks at the session of the forum "Digital Reboot: A Breakthrough into a New Reality" in Almaty on February 5.

According to him, this money will be spent for the launch of three new data centers - in Tashkent, Bukhara and Kokand, the expansion of the fixed telecommunications network and the modernization of mobile communications, the development of e-government and IT training.

In his remarks his speech, Abdulla Aripov said that high-speed Internet was established in all kindergartens, medical institutions and more than 8000 schools. “This year, we intend to completely complete the connection of the remaining schools, as well as to provide the Internet for all makhalla gatherings of citizens - about 10 thousand across the country,” he added.

Abdulla Aripov noted that this year it is also planned to expand digitalization in the fields of healthcare and agriculture and continue the transformation in the banking sector.

In the priority tasks and the development of digital business, the Prime Minister continued. He stressed that the demand for digital services had significantly increased in the country, and the number of users of electronic payment systems surpassed 14 million people.

The heads of government of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the EAEU observer states attended the digital forum. On this day, a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council is also being held in Almaty, in which the delegation of Uzbekistan is participating for the first time.

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