Minister of Communication Yasser El Kady handing President Sisi the first Egypt-made smart phone during Cairo ICT 2017 conference- Presidency photo Minister of Communication Yasser El Kady handing President Sisi the first Egypt-made smart phone during Cairo ICT 2017 conference- Presidency photo

First Egypt-made smart phone, E-visa launched at Cairo ICT

Sun, Dec. 3, 2017
CAIRO – 3 December 2017: Minister of Communication and Information Technology Yasser El Kady handed to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi the first Egyptian-made smart phone, at the events of the Cairo ICT 2017 Conference.

Delivering his keynote speech, Kady said that the smart phone has 45 percent of its components locally produced.

Kady also announced the launch of a technological innovative initiative, which will witness establishing technology complexes in different governorates, with the aim of promoting information technology in Egypt.

In coordination with the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations, Egypt launched the electronic visa service, which will allow visitors to obtain their visas online.

The minister declared as well a national strategy for E-commerce, in cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade.

Earlier Sunday, Sisi inaugurated the events of the 21st edition of Cairo ICT 2017 Conference, which will run from December 3 to 6.

Receving more than 500 Arab and international companies in the information technology (IT) sector, the conference this year is expected to witness the launch of first Egyptian-made cell phone and the e-visa services.

More than 1,000 technology experts and company executives are attending the conference to take part in presentations and workshops in addition to showcase their services.

Over the past 20 years, Cairo ICT hosted over 5,000 exhibitors from 44 countries. Cairo ICT brought together key market players in the IT and communication industries to present their latest innovative products and new technologies.
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