(Ecofin Agency) - The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi urged Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and ICT Minister Amr Talaat to immediately begin the “Digital Egypt" initiative. The latter aims to boost government efficiency.
The three officials met on October 25 to discuss the level of implementation of "national projects related to the communications and information technology sector," according to the spokesman of the Presidency of the Republic, Bassam Rady.
The "Digital Egypt" initiative is the technological transformation program designed in 2018 by the Egyptian State to speed up the country's socio-economic growth through digital technology. It is a top priority in the government’s digital vision for 2030. The importance of this initiative is all the more important in the context of Covid-19, as it should improve access to e-government services and facilitate the continuity of several social and economic activities despite the health restrictions imposed due to the disease.
During the meeting, the Head of State also "urged the government to maximize the use of artificial intelligence technology in urban planning and construction projects," added Bassam Rady.