Eng. Khaled Al-Attar, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology, for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Automation, revealed the details of the services of the “Digital Egypt” platform, which includes 5 packages of digital transformation services: “Supply, Authentication, My Vehicles, Licenses, Courts.” And Al-Attar said that the number of those who registered their data in the “Egypt Digital Gate” reached 24,000 citizens in the period from July 6 to August 26, 2020, as the portal had been operational before the official announcement in a period close to a month.
Al-Attar added that catering services are the most popular among citizens among the services provided by 70%, and this is due to the nature of each service, as documentation services, for example, will only be needed by some every 3 months, according to their needs. Al-Attar said that launching services in an experimental manner may take up to About 3 months to follow up services.
Al-Attar added that new government services will be introduced on the “Digital Egypt” platform every 4 months, as 90% of government services will be automated within two years, and there is also a link to the government services system that allows the provision of new services.
Al-Attar said that the fees for the services of the ” Digital Egypt ” platform are the same as those paid by the citizen through the traditional outlets of the government, and the payment is done electronically, but he indicated that there are other fees related to the delivery services from the mail if the applicant wants to use the service. The Deputy Minister of Communications added that registering a customer account is on the site by entering the national number data.
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, announced the experimental operation of the Egypt digital platform during the current month at the level of the Republic through the provision of 70 government services, including catering services in cooperation with the Ministry of Supply, vehicle and driving licenses services in cooperation with the Public Prosecution and the Ministry of Interior, documentation services and raising Lawsuits in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, and the rest of the services will be launched in turn.
He pointed out that a citizen can pay service fees through electronic payment methods, which include credit cards, payment companies and mobile wallets. Citizens will also be able to obtain these services later through a mobile application that will be launched in the upcoming weeks, or through call centers, post offices, or citizen service centers.
Work is underway to connect 5,300 government buildings through the optical fiber network as part of a plan to connect all government buildings, which are about 32,000 government buildings nationwide, with this network within 36 months, at a cost of up to 6 billion pounds, in order to ensure the continued provision of digital government services Distinguished citizens without relying on the internet.
Egypt’s digital transformation is an essential part of its plan for economic diversification, and the National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2030, laid down by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, is a guideline aimed at transforming Egypt into a central hub for communications and technology at the regional and global levels.
The Minister indicated that there is great interest in cyber security and data security within the framework of implementing the plan to build a digital Egypt. He explained that there are efforts being made to develop the communications infrastructure through the implementation of a project to raise the efficiency of the Internet, which helped to absorb the loads that have doubled since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, as well as in passing the first secondary examinations electronically without complaints; The second phase of the project is currently being implemented during the second half of this year, In addition to implementing a project to connect all 32,000 government buildings throughout the republic to the optical fiber network at a cost of 6 billion pounds, as 800 government buildings were connected in Port Said during the past year; Also, 5,300 government buildings were linked during the current year as part of the first phase of implementing the Digital Egypt project.