Egypt’s cabinet approves 6-month trial period for remote work

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 May 2023

The Egyptian Cabinet approved in its weekly meeting on Wednesday a trial period for a remote work system, for a number of employees in two governmental entities.

Egyptian cabinet
The Egyptian government in its weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photo: Egyptian Cabinet


According to a cabinet’s statement, the trial period for the remote work system will be held for 6 months at the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology as well as the Central Agency for Organization and Administration.

By the end of the six-month period, the results of the trial will be presented to the cabinet for further evaluation.

The governement has not provided further details on the decision.

The start of the "Remote work" trial comes at the same time as the Egyptian government continues relocating its headquarters and entities from Cairo to the New Administrative City (NAC).

According to the cabinet's most recent statement, 14 ministries and government entities have already moved to the NAC , with more ministries and entities to follow in the upcoming weeks. 

​During Wednesday's meeting, the cabinet also announced that 19 government entities will begin relocating to the NAC next week. 

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