President Sissi inaugurates the Digital Egypt platform – Society – Egypt
The projects include the Digital Egypt platform, which will provide electronic services to everyone.
El-Sissi said the launch of the platform stems from the need to establish a modern, contemporary and digital state.
It is also in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030 and the country’s strategy to achieve digital transformation.
The ministry has been making efforts to transform Egypt into a digital society and establish a strong digital economy.
Efforts are now focused on achieving digital transformation, building digital capabilities and simulating digital innovation.
More than 135 public services have been launched on the platform so far.
Among other projects inaugurated by videoconference, El-Sisi inaugurated the submarine cable landing stations in Ras Ghareb, Zaafarana and Sidi Kerir, as well as the regional data center of Telecom Egypt.
NAC construction progress
In addition, El-Sisi said on Wednesday that works are underway in the New Administrative Capital (NAC) which is being created by the NAC Company for Urban Development (NACCUD).
The CNA was not built with government funds, el-Sisi stressed during the ceremony, noting that NACCUD now requires the government four billion EGP per year for the use of the government district in the new capital, said declared the president during the ceremony.
The President also clarified that the cost of secure digital networks in the NAC is around EGP 100 billion.
Additionally, he spoke of an automated government district that provides an enabling environment for digital action via secure data centers and networks.
This way, Egypt could switch from paper to digital processes using AI, which costs a lot of money, El-Sissi said.
Construction of the 700 square kilometer NAC – which is almost twice the area of Cairo governorate before redrawing its administrative borders – began in 2015 and is expected to accommodate 6.5 million people when completed.
It is located 60 kilometers from Cairo in the area between the Cairo-Suez and Cairo-Ain Sokhna roads.
The new capital has a government district with 10 ministerial complexes that will house 34 ministries, in addition to the headquarters of the Cabinet and the House of Representatives.