Sisi calls for developing IT sector
Wednesday، 02 August 2017 - 11:42 AM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has stressed the importance of developing the information and communication technology sector in Egypt, describing it as a "promising sector".
During a meeting with Communications and Information Technology Minister Yasser el Qady on Tuesday 1/8/2017 , Sisi called for going ahead with a plan to establish more smart cities and technological zones across the nation.
The meeting tackled efforts exerted by the ministry to develop the IT sector and establish specialized technological zones in various governorates, presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said.
The minister briefed the president on the latest developments of the knowledge city, which is established in the New Administrative Capital, the spokesman noted.
Technology zones currently established in Assiut, Borg El Arab, Beni Suef and Sadat will contribute to boosting the development process in these cities, the minister said.
He also spoke of an Arab initiative to establish more electronics factories in the technological zones.
Speaking about his recent visit to France, Communications and Information Technology Minister Yasser el Qady said he discussed with heads of French IT companies means of boosting cooperation between Egypt and France in the field of technology and entrepreneurship.
The ministry is currently working on a number of initiatives to support the state’s policy to accelerate digital transformation, Qady stressed.