(Ecofin Agency) - The government of Egypt has selected 16 Small and Mid-sized Enterprises to run 15 digital projects within government bodies. The companies will be involved in four areas: quality management and testing, GG Web Services, content digitization, analysis, design, and project engineering. The announcement was made on January 9 by Amr Talaat (pictured), the Minister of Telecommunications.
In the quality management and testing category, four SMEs were selected: UTrust for the Asset Management System, Pmaestro for the Egyptian Heritage System, Digital Blocks for the Complete Health Insurance System, and TestPRO for the Notary System.
Two SMEs were selected to lead projects in the GG Web Services category: BlueCloud and 3S Software; while IT-Blocks, Smacrs, and Namaa InfoLogistics were selected to lead projects in the category of content digitization for the Digital Portal of Egyptian Culture.
Finally, seven SMEs were selected to carry out 9 commercial projects in the analysis, design, and project engineering category. Ark Development will develop traffic applications, Simple Way will develop commercial registry applications, E-Archtech will lead three business projects in digital transformation services and applications for the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Supply as well as applications for the notary system.
Business Borderlines will develop applications for real estate registry, Gulf United Consulting will develop applications for family courts, 700apps will develop applications for trial courts and Sumerge Software Solutions will develop applications for real estate financing.
According to the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, the 16 SMEs that the government has decided to trust were selected as part of the "Our Digital Opportunity" initiative launched in May 2020 to involve young local entrepreneurs in the national digital transformation. In this way, the country intends to control costs while promoting local know-how.
The 15 digital transformation projects that have been launched - with more to follow soon - are valued at nearly $3 million. They are expected to improve the quality of public services offered across the country.