Sisi, Ministers discuss plans for digital govt., ICT in Egypt’s new capital

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat on Thursday to discuss the latest updates in implementing the digital government strategy and the establishment and development of the digital system in the new capital, Sisi’s spokesman said.

At the meeting, the communications minister presented the vision for transforming to digital government, which includes the new administrative capital.

The digital government plan is expected to provide a shared information network between different ministries, institutions and state bodies.

It will also allow the implementation of a government-performance monitoring system.

Talaat also reviewed the mechanisms for training human resources through a number of initiatives that will be implemented during the coming period, aiming to develop the digital skills of youth from different categories in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

During the meeting, officials discussed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s plan of action for programmes and projects, particularly the establishment and development of the digital system in the new administrative capital, the development of human resources in the field of ICT, and the project of establishing a portal for cultural content.

The president stressed that the ICT sector is a high priority in the country’s plans and strategies because of its vital role in the economic and social development process.

According to Sisi’s spokesman Bassam Rady, Talaat presented the latest preparations for hosting the Cairo International Telecom Conference and Exhibition to be held from 25 to 28 November under the auspices of the president.

Source: Ahram Online

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