President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Tuesday with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and discussed the developments of the national project for unifying the government communications network system, according to Presidency Spokesperson Ambassador Bassam Rady.
The meeting was also attended by Major General Tarek Al-Zahir, Director of the Signal Corps, and Brigadier General Mohamed Saeed, Assistant Chief of Staff of the Signal Corps for Systems and Networks.
“The meeting dealt with reviewing the national project on the unified government communications network system, and the communications and information technology sector projects,” said Rady.
In this context, the executive position of the national network system was presented as well, which depends on the use of advanced communication systems technology and includes the unified national network for emergency services and public safety, the unified government network secured to connect the state’s administrative apparatus, and the satellite communication network via the Egyptian satellite “Tiba 1”.
President Sisi urged concerned authorities to support the system of national networks that shall help digitalize the country. He also requested to take into account future development in increasing the volume of use and information, in order to ensure the sustainability of providing the best level of services to citizens.
During the meeting, Sisi was briefed on the implementation axes of the “Digital Egypt” initiative, in cooperation with the most prestigious international universities in the United States, Canada and Europe.
In this regard, he called for the launching of the University of Misr Informatics in the fields of engineering, computer science, business technology and digital arts.
“President Sisi also asked to harness the state’s capabilities in the field of technology to formulate a modern system for real estate construction and land use at the state level, with the aim of preparing a database that includes details of all establishments and buildings and their geographical locations,” Rady added.
Thus, the system shall allow monitoring any architectural or structural changes that occur on land or buildings, with the aim of correcting regulating real estate construction mechanisms in Egypt, and limiting building violations and land encroachments.