Public business sector ministry, Cairo commerce chamber sign agreement on digitization

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Wed, 13 May 2020 - 11:10 GMT

FILE - Minister Hesham Tawfik

FILE - Minister Hesham Tawfik

CAIRO - 13 May 2020: Public Business Sector Minister Hesham Tawfik attended Tuesday the signing ceremony of a protocol of cooperation between his ministry and the Cairo Chamber Of Commerce to transfer the ministry’s expertise in digitization and provide start-ups and small businesses with this service at the lowest possible prices.

The protocol was signed by digitization consultant at the Public Business Sector Ministry Mohamed Masoud and member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce Karim Ghonaim in the presence of Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FECC) Chairman Ibrahim el Araby, the ministry said in a statement.

The public business sector minister said that the agreement comes in light of the leading digitization experiment adopted by his ministry as well as its experience in dealing with the international companies in this regard.

Meanwhile, Masoud said that the ministry has negotiated with specialized international companies and selected the best of them as part of an initiative launched in cooperation with the Cairo Chamber of Commerce to provide start-ups with Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software at a nominal monthly subscription starting from LE 999.

This technology will be provided by Microsoft Corporation and with the support of “ Viber Egypt,” he added.

All companies that will subscribe in the digitization program will also benefit from the first electronic catalog for Egyptian products project for free, he said.

The door will open for all companies to subscribe in the services within weeks after launching the digitization initiative which will target half a million companies as part of its first phase, he added.

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