Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and Governor of Aswan AshrafAttia witnessed the signing of two cooperation protocols and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build digital capacities, support entrepreneurship in Aswan, and develop the information infrastructure in villages of Aswan under the “Decent Life” initiative.
The Minister of Communications visited Aswan to inaugurate and inspect a number of communications, information technology, and postal projects in the governorate.
Talaat said that the Ministry is providing technical support for the implementation of a project in Aswan governorate to launch more than 80 services through mobile applications for the citizens of the governorate.
Talaat added that the ministry will implement a number of projects to develop the information infrastructure in the villages registered in the first phase of the Decent Life initiative in Aswan.
He reviewed the activities of the ministry in the first phase of the initiative in the Republic, which includes the delivery of fiber-optic cables to one million homes in the villages of the initiative, and developing 900 post offices at the end of the year, as well as installing ATMs, and 1,000 mobile towers to strengthen communication and Internet services. He pointed out that the ministry will implement a number of projects in the villages, including the construction of 81 mobile towers to support the communications service, and the connection of fiber-optic cables to 110,000 homes, in addition to developing 44 post offices.
Both officials also witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol to implement the activities of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the villages located in Edfu, Nasr Al Nuba, and Kom Ombovillages. The Ministry participates in implementing the initiative through four main axes: providing infrastructure for communications services through the establishment of terrestrial communications networks using the latest optical fiber technologies, providing advanced and comprehensive postal services, establishing the necessary infrastructure to provide mobile communications services in high quality, and providing training programs for capacity building and digital literacy.
A MoU was also signed between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Aswan Governorate with the aim of developing the capabilities of citizens, especially young people in the governorate, using information and communication technology.