Information technology cornerstone of Egyptian economy: Helmy
Minister of Communication Atef Helmy - YOUM7/Hisham Said
By DALIA FAROUK

CAIRO: Communication Minister Atef Helmy announced Wednesday that “information and communication technology has become a cornerstone of the Egyptian economy.”

Helmy stated in a Wednesday release that the government had started to make a framework to present services to citizens through “modern technology.”

The ministry has a strategic plan that aims to develop modern system that enables citizens to use its tools, the system targets facilitating the methods benefiting from the governmental services.

This plan follows calls by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with ministers Tuesday to ease the process on citizens in governmental facilities according, to the statement.

Helmy also said that authorities are dealing with all obstacles facing the projects of unified licenses and high speed internet.

The statement added that one of the ministry’s top priorities is attracting more investors and encouraging youths to be creative in order to get new work opportunities.

Furthermore, the minister said the government intends to create a national project of cloud computing in the next few weeks, Mubasher reported Wednesday.

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