Khaled Al Attar, deputy minister of communications and information technology for administrative development, digital transformation and mechanisation, said that the second stage of Egypt’s digital transformation will take place through two main axes.
Al-Attar added that the first is based on the transformation of five governorates into digital cities, similarly to Port said.
The second axis is the launch of three main services through digital means: Internet sites, mobile applications, and hotlines, for real-estate, supply, and traffic documentation services.
Al-Attar expects the completion of this plan within the first half of this year.
The digital transformation system aims at rationalising state resources and governance of government performance, as well as providing services to citizens more easily, efficiently, and comprehensively.
The Ministry of Communications linked 800 governmental buildings to a fibre-optic network in Port Said governorate as a pilot project for digital transformation, and in the second stage 1,200 governmental buildings will be connected in five governorates. The government also plans to connect 33,000 governmental buildings in 27 governorates to this network within 36 months, at a cost of EGP 5.5bn.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Communications (MCIT) last Monday, Amr Talaat, the MCIT minister, received 20 projects for digital transformation and service mechanisation from Hala Al-said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development.
The 20 projects include the national digital transformation project, law enforcement projects, the development of litigation procedures, the development of traffic unit and unit systems, the development of real estate offices, and the development of commercial registry offices (economic enterprises), and services of the Ministry of Interior.
These projects also include vaccinations centres, the development of pharmacological registration, hospital automation, birth registration, and patient exit and entry automation, alongside the automation of tumour centres, central laboratories, care beds, health services, public service delivery and electronic, government services outlets.
These projects also include electronic coordination, the General Contract outlet, and office of citizens services, in addition to some digital transformation services in Port Said.
This comes in light of the Cabinet’s decision regarding the transferring of specialties from the Ministry of Administrative Reform in the field of digital transformation to the MCIT.
As of December 2019, the Ministry of Planning has also upgrade 239 traffic prosecution systems, automation of 196 traffic units, 94 commercial registry offices, as well as linking 62 government agencies through the government data exchange system.
It also completed the development of 119 courts, 89 police stations, and 29 forensic medicine stations, according to the statement.