Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly witnessing the pilot operation of the Cairo’s Control Centre for the Unified Network of National Emergency and Public Safety on Thursday. Photos Courtesy of Egypt's Cabinet
NAS is Egypt’s first unified emergency network that offers several services through the number 112.
It was inaugurated by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in 2022 to ensure quick response to various emergency calls nationwide.
Functioning round the clock, the Cairo centre constitutes a pivotal hub that unites all relevant agencies involved in crisis management across the governorate.
The centre offers several emergency services related to ambulance, gas, electricity, water and drainage, healthcare, civil defence, traffic, and education.
It also has field monitoring units.
The citizens can also contact the Red Crescent, civil society representatives, and social solidarity through the centre.
Cairo centre is the first in a series of nationwide centres forming the wider NAS whose infrastructure cost an estimated $1 billion.
The Cairo centre connects all the parts of Greater Cairo, including the governorates of Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia.
Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal said the centre uses modern communication tools to reduce response times and ensure collaboration between all the entities involved.
During the pilot operation on Thursday, the premier experienced various real-time exercises that simulated the response to incident reports.