Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, affirmed that Egypt is keen to interact with the data of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and accelerate the pace of transformation into an integrated digital society. He noted that the ministry is leading the digital transformation processes in cooperation with all state institutions to build a digital Egypt, which is based on three main axes: achieving digital transformation, building digital skills and stimulating digital creativity; He explained that more than 135 government services have been launched so far on the Digital Egypt platform.
This came in the speech of Dr. Amr Talaat, held on his behalf by Engineer Khaled Al-Attar, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Mechanization, during the opening of the activities of the seventh annual conference. , “A Digital Nation” organized by the Chamber of Information and Communication Technology; In the presence of Nevin Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Felix Mutaty, Minister of Technology and Science in Zambia, Hamad Al Mansouri, General Director of the Dubai Digital Authority, Dr. Sherif Farouk, President of the National Postal Authority, Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of ITIDA, and Eng. Khaled Ibrahim Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ICT Industry Chamber, and a number of leaders and experts in the ICT industry in Egypt, Arab and African countries, with the participation of 60 companies working in the field of ICT.
Dr. Amr Talaat noted the growing global interest in digital transformation spending, which is expected to reach $ 1.8 trillion in 2022, an increase of 17.6% compared to 2021; He explained that Egypt’s digital strategy for foreign industry (2022-2026) was launched, which provides a package of investment incentives for international and domestic companies, noting the ministry’s efforts to provide an integrated environment for design and development. of electronic circuits and systems at the Center for Applied Innovation and Electronic Design in the City of Knowledge in the New Administrative Capital.
Dr. Amr Talaat added that a digital skills building strategy is being implemented, which aims to train more than 200,000 trainees during the current fiscal year with an investment of 1 1.1 billion, in collaboration with leading global technology companies to build digital capabilities for everyone. segments of society and at multiple levels, as the strategy includes launching a series of initiatives aimed at empowering young people of both sexes in the independent labor market via the Internet, in particular the initiative “Our digital future”; He explained that the University of Informatics of Egypt was inaugurated in the City of Knowledge in the new administrative capital and the first group of students from the “Builders of Digital Egypt” initiative, through which global partnerships are created, to award a professional master’s degree in a . of disciplines of modern technical fields, graduated.
Dr. Amr Talaat added that the growth rate in initial investment has reached about 168%, doubling from $ 190 million in 2020 to $ 490 million and Egypt ranked first on the African continent in terms of the number of investment and financing agreements in Egyptian startups during 2021; He explained the ministry’s efforts to develop the information technology industry by creating a conducive environment for digital innovation, building research and development partnerships between government and the private sector, providing a conducive environment for attracting foreign investment, encouraging domestic investments, developing medium and small. companies and sponsorship of start-up businesses operating in the ICT sector. Noting that a plan is being implemented to expand Egypt’s digital innovation centers to the governor level.
Dr. Amr Talaat noted that investments totaling around mil 60 billion were pumped into the implementation of the first phase of the project to increase internet efficiency, which contributed to increasing the average fixed internet speed, making Egypt the first in Africa. at the average fixed internet speed; Noting the participation of the ministry in the implementation of the first phase of the “Dignified Life” initiative, through the connection of fiber optic cable networks for the provision of high speed internet services, with investments of 5.8 billion ALL; He stressed that a comprehensive development plan for the post is being implemented, with investments exceeding mil 4 billion. As the development of 3345 post offices at the Republic level has been completed according to the latest international standards in this field, the branches of the Egyptian Post are being expanded through the establishment of postal kiosks and mobile post offices, as well as the provision of new service packages. postare.
Dr. Amr Talaat also stressed the desire of Egypt to cooperate with Arab and African countries to increase cooperation and exchange of experiences in the fields of communication and information technology, especially those related to digital transformation.
part of the conference
Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Nevin Jameh
eng. Khaled Al-Attar