Egypt's ministry of communications - CC
CAIRO – 29 September 2018: Egypt’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Amr Talaat announced Saturday that by the middle of 2019, the ministry will provide several services for citizens through mobile applications, according to a statement issued by the ministry.
Talat pointed out that the services would include health insurance, vehicle licensing, and general taxation documents, assuring that anyone could get the documents they require as soon as they fill in the application rather than going to the citizens' service offices.
In the same context, the minister of communications told Egypt Today that the ministry seeks to establish the Information Infrastructure Project of the new health insurance system to follow up patients’ registry database and provide medical care for those who cannot afford health coverage.
The initiative comes as part of the government’s plan to transform Egypt into a digital country.
During the second day of the National Youth Conference held on July 29, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi urged the Administrative Control Authority to transform Egypt into a digital country within four years to improve the services offered to citizens in all fields.
He referred that the National Information Infrastructure Project will help the state reach poor families.
The Ministry of Communication plays a vital role in implementing the government’s plan by providing technical advice to ministries to provide Egyptians with electronic services through different channels.