Egypt’s Communications and Technology Minister announces plans to digitize government services ahead of move to New Administrative Capital

The Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, has announced the government’s plan to digitize much of its services ahead of its big move to Cairo’s New Administrative Capital.

During the Egyptian Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, Talaat reviewed the ministry’s progress in developing a new platform called “Digital Egypt”. The platform can be accessed online, via mobile application, at post offices, and by calling “15999”.

Using the platform, the public will be able to pay bills and traffic tickets or other court-related fines and order their driving licenses and ration cards to be delivered by mail.

Payments can be made via credit card or “Meeza Cards” (government prepaid cards), or by cash at any physical location.

34 services related to documentation, supply, traffic, and courts were offered within the platform’s initial launch, and 30 services related to personal statues, social housing, Notary Office services, courts, trade register services, and health will be available upon the launch of Phase Two, Talaat said.

Earlier in November, Talaat announced that approximately one billion documents will be available for online access before June 30, 2021, coinciding with the completion of employee training on the new platform. 

This update came as Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that Egypt’s Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA) will restructure the country’s ministries and bodies ahead of their move to Cairo’s New Administration Capital.

Madbouly stressed that each minster will meet with the head of the CAOA to review their proposals for restructuring prior to obtaining approval from the agency.


Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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