Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during the meeting (photo courtesy of the presidential spokesman official Facebook page)
In a meeting on Sunday with Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Telecommunication Minister Amr Talaat, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered increasing the use of artificial intelligence technologies in the state's construction and urban planning projects, as well as in farming, health, and education.
El-Sisi called for upgrading post offices nationwide, as well as automating the litigation system as per the "Digital Egypt Justice" strategy, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement following the meeting.
El-Sisi demanded the "immediate" start of the "Digital Egypt" initiative, which he said would directly contribute to the country's efforts in digital transformation, and enhance the digital skills of human resources to provide Egyptians with quality digitised services.
Minister Talaat reviewed the latest developments concerning launching a platform for urban community models that are meant to govern the construction system in Egypt and deter building violations and land transgressions.
The meeting also touched upon the latest domestic projects in electronic design and manufacturing, which is part of the state's vision to assist companies that work in the field to reach international markets, attract direct foreign investments and enhance electronic trade, according to the statement.
The meeting also discussed the situation of other national projects in the communications and information technology sectors.
Egypt is currently paying special attention to digital transformation. It has allocated EGP 12.7 billion ($797 million) for gradual digital transformation in the FY 2020/21 budget, according to Finance Minister Mohamed Maait.
The ambitious plan targets the digitisation of all government services countrywide.