Egypt's Sisi follows up on developments to establish national emergency, public safety network

Tuesday 27 Jul 2021

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi meets with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and a group of ministers to follow up on developments to establish a national emergency and public safety network. Egyptian Presidency

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi followed up on the work progress to establish a unified national network for emergency and public safety in a meeting with ministers on Tuesday.

The planned network aims to achieve full control and cooperation among all parties to quickly face and contain all types of emergencies, crises and disasters within a limited period of time, a presidential statement read.

The network also aims to support the state’s sustainable development plans through the use of modern communications technology within the framework of a unified and fully secured network.

This network should include all the relevant parties within the state in accordance with the latest international standards, the statement read.

The network should serve as a “backbone” for the state institutions in terms of the emergency services and in a way that ensures fast response to respond to the various emergency reports.

Sisi instructed officials to continue evaluating the results of the operation of the first phase of the network’s indicative model in Port Said city so that it can be generalized across the nation.

The network should link the emergency elements and vital facilities, including the ambulance, medical care, petroleum and electricity sectors, traffic and civil protection.

These elements would be connected through a main centre and a specialized operations room in every governorate to receive the citizens’ emergency reports, the statement noted.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik, Health Minister Hala Zayed, Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy, Communications Minister Amr Talaat and Port Said Governor attended the meeting.

Sisi also met on Tuesday with the premier and Public Business Sector Minister Hisham Tawfik, and discussed efforts to restructure and develop the public business sector companies.

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