Egypt: The Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Dr Amr Talaat, recently attended the Plenary session of the Senate Meeting in the presence of Chancellor and Chairman of the Council Abdul Wahab Abdul Raziq, along with a number of senior government officials.
As per the recent updates, the plenary meeting of the senate was held in Cairo on December 25, where the MCIIT Minister of the country conveyed several projects and statistics regarding the digital field and its innovation along with future plans predictions by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
Minister Amr Talaat addressed the assembly during the event and delivered a speech in which he discussed the following points,
– 16.7% growth rate of the communication and information technology sector during the financial year 2021/2020.
– Citizens of a nation are the core of the state’s interest in all digital transformation projects.
– 50 billion pounds in investments in digital transformation projects and launching more than 165 government services on the Egypt Digital Platform.
– Implementing a plan to establish 30 digital creativity centres in Egypt at the level of the Republic with investments of 5 billion pounds.
– Egypt is among the group of leading countries in digital government, ranked (A) and the first in Africa in average fixed internet speed.
– 100 billion pounds in investments in the three-phase fixed internet update project and 60 billion pounds to connect 3.5 million homes to serve 58 million citizens within the generous life project
– Training 225 thousand trainees with a budget of 1.3 billion pounds during the financial year 2022/2023
Furthermore, Dr Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, confirmed that the IT sector’s growth rate during the financial year 2021/2020 was 16.7%.
Amr Talaat further cited that the citizen is the focus of the state’s interest in all digital transformation projects, which is aimed at providing the services (A) class digital comic that saves time and effort for the benefit of citizens.
Minister Talaat added that more than 165 government services had been launched on Egypt’s digital platform till now.
A large number of digital transformation projects are being implemented in cooperation with various sectors of the country with investments of up to 50 billion pounds, including agriculture, health, higher education, justice, housing and construction sectors, to Jan Implementing the transfer project to the new administrative capital As a charismatic government, not a paper.
During the speech of Dr Amr Talaat, pointed out the facts under the patronage of the chaired Chancellor, Abdul Wahab Abdul Raziq, Chairman of the Council. Minister Amr Talaat shared the strategy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and reviewed to build a strong digital economy focused on three axes Key such as,
– Achieving digital transformation
– Providing high-quality telecom services to citizens
– Encouraging entrepreneurship
Moreover, during the speech, Dr Amr Talaat also pointed out the progress and journey of Egypt’s ranking in the World Bank’s Digital Government Readiness Index for 2022.
He also stated that Egypt was ranked among the leading countries in digital government with (A), the highest category in the index, compared to Center B in 2020 and Center C in 2018.
Targeting the digital economy of Egypt, which includes increasing digital exports, developing local demand, and creating unique job opportunities in the IT sector, is recognized as the essential sector to cater to. Said Talaat.
As per the sources, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology explained the efforts made to develop and bring substantial growth in the digital infrastructure and improve communication services by implementing many projects.
One of the projects aims to connect 33 thousand government buildings to the fibre optic network at the cost of 7 billion pounds, and another project aiming to connect 3.5 m Lyon is a house to serve 58 million citizens within a Hayat project Karimah costs 60 billion pounds.
In addition, as well as the implementation of a project to upgrade the fixed internet costs 100 billion pounds in its three phases,
affirming that efforts to improve Internet efficiency have improved Egypt’s ranking in fixed internet speed to become Africa’s first in the average C The splendour of the internet this year after it was ranked 40th in 2019, according to Okla. Global.
Over and above all, regarding improving communication services to citizens, Dr Amr Talat indicated that 2 billion dollars worth of frequencies had been made available to mobile companies.
The number of mobile towers built has doubled from 1200 portable towers in 2020 to the target of 2850 mobile towers a year. Currently, where it’s been created, 2802 portable towers have been.
Dr Amr stated in a speech at the session that a set of agreements was signed with 29 global companies in the presence of the Prime Minister.
These agreements add export returns of one billion dollars annually by 2025 and aim to create 34,000 new job opportunities for young people to serve global markets Through 35 Service Export Centres Information Technology.
Minister also indicated that these companies are divided into three global companies that are expanding in pledging activity and four global companies that are starting their activity in committing.
Dr Amr Talat conveyed on behalf of the MCIT Ministry that it aims to create unique digital job opportunities for youth by providing specialized training to sharpen and intensify the technical and personal skills required in the labour market.
The Ministry of MCIT fosters creativity by supporting entrepreneurs and their new start-ups and innovative business ideas, which stimulates their creative thinking.
The MCIT Ministry is showing extreme keenness to establish international partnerships with major Specialized institutions and prestigious international universities to build digital capacity and stimulate digital creativity in youth.
At the event, Amr Talaat also shed light on a number that, in the past four years,
the number of trainees has doubled 56 times, while the budget for technical training has doubled 26 times to increase from training 4 thousand trainees with a budget of 50 million pounds to 225 thousand trainees with a budget of 1.3 billion pounds in the current financial year which is a positive indication of the better future in the digital field.
Dr Amr Talat continued his speech by addressing that the goals of the training are to prepare a generation specialized in all communication and information technology fields to implement digital projects.
The training programs also play a vital role in encouraging the young innovative and fearless minds of the upcoming young people to join the freelance professional sector to export digital services, work in other markets, and deliver their services worldwide.
International digital companies are also welcomed in the nation as the ministry promotes the digital expansion of other big names in the digital field all over the world.
Following the end of his speech, Dr Amr Talaat Regarded the efforts of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to prepare a supportive environment and infrastructure for digital innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr Amr Talat and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology also confirmed that they want to grow the start-up culture in Egypt, which could boost Egypt’s economy on a large scale.
In the end, Dr Amr Talaat explained that a plan is being implemented to deploy digital creativity centres in all governorates to increase the number of creativity centres from 3 to 30 at the Republic level with investments of 5 billion pounds.
He also concluded that eight digital creativity centres had been opened in Egypt so far, and 12 new centres are currently being created within the project’s second phase.
The third phase aims to create another seven centres across the country.