Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has termed the country’s new Secure Documents Complex as a huge leap in the state’s plan for digital transformation.
The President’s remarks came during the inauguration ceremony in the New Administrative Capital (NAC) to open the secure smart documents complex.
Al-Sisi added that the complex, located on the Cairo-Ain Sokhna Road, will contribute to the governance of state procedures and address corruption.
He has also stressed that the complex will contribute to maximising the resources of the Egyptian state. During the ceremony, Al-Sisi received a souvenir from the officials of the complex.
According to Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait, the new complex aims to establish an integrated system with his ministry.
The complex will contribute to curbing forgery and smuggling, reducing public treasury losses, and protecting the rights of the state and citizens, Maait added. The complex will also supply the Ministry of Finance with six billion postage stamps, he explained.
The minister said that there are presidential directives to digitise all state contracts and transactions.
Meanwhile, Minister of Justice Omar Marwan said that his ministry is cooperating with the complex to secure and digitise documents issued by the former, and convert them into smart documents.
Marwan added that this cooperation comes as part of the project to digitise and secure courts and real estate registration offices.
Minister of Education and Technical Education Tarek Shawky said that his ministry is cooperating with the new complex to establish a National Identity for Students scheme.
Shawky pointed out that his ministry faces many challenges related to obtaining updated and secure collected data.
He said that the Ministry of Education and Technical Education needs data to monitor student density in classrooms, as well as the governance of international private schools. He added that all of this date requires central and updated databases.
Shawky explained that a digital high school certificate was issued during last academic year in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.