President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced on Wednesday the launch of the Digital Egypt platform with aim of providing electronic services to all Egyptian people.
This came during Al-Sisi’s inauguration of a number of Digital Egypt projects for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology at Al-Manara Centre in New Cairo’s Fifth Settlement in the presence of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, and a number of ministers and senior statesmen.
Moreover, the president virtually inaugurated the Egyptian Post Museum in Ataba Square in Cairo after its development.
Additionally, Al-Sisi noted that the employees of the new communication centres have been completely immunised, adding that the cost of shifting towards digital processes, AI, and the new republic are estimated at EGP 100bn in terms of civil construction only.
Furthermore, the cost of one exchange centre as a construction structure is EGP 10bn, while the main centre costs more than that, pointing out that Talaat only spoke about the total cost of the networks that were installed inside the centres and not the main network that connects the state and the Government District in the New Administrative Capital (NAC).
“I would not be exaggerating if I said that in order to automate the Government District in a way that provides very advanced work for the Egyptian state — whether through the work of data centres, or the part that employs at least 50,000 employees, the secured network, and other centres — the cost amounted to about EGP 100 bn,” said Al-Sisi.
He also explained that the Egyptian state is digitising in order to transform the country into a new republic, and therefore the cost will be significant.
Additionally, Al-Sisi mentioned that the goal of today’s celebration is to shed light on the importance of this project for the future of the country and its children, indicating the state’s readiness to bear the expenses of 100,000 IT students if they meet the requirements.
He added that the state is ready to spend between EGP 10 to 12bn in order to fully qualify these students at the highest level.