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    Dr. Magued Osman Meets With Representatives of Civil Society and ICT Companies

    Cairo, 15 March 2011

    In the framework of efforts exerted to develop ICT industry, minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Magued Osman met ICT leaders in both public and private sectors as well as civil society organizations. The meeting tackled the sector priorities during the coming period.

    The meeting viewed issues related to the industry with main focus on carrying out intensive-labor projects. It also focused on necessary efforts to regain confidence and stability of the sector and benefiting from ICT to support other vital areas, on top of the list political reforms, notably in the forthcoming elections.

    According to Dr. Osman, the main priority of ICT sector in the upcoming phase is not only preserving current projects, but also attracting more foreign investors. Such priority requires stability and convenient atmosphere. This vision shall result in providing more job opportunities for Egyptian youth.

    His Excellency underlined the importance of pursuing the distinguished partnership between public sector, private sector, civil society organizations and NGOs in connection with ICT and boosting such partnership during the next period.

    The meeting also tackled the challenges currently facing ICT as well as measures taken by Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) in this regard. Call centers and outsourcing companies, have conducted consultations concerning pursuing their activities and avoiding any disturbance.

    Future plans, stimulating ICT sector, stressing Egyptís position as a leader of outsourcing industry and exporting IT services were also among issues raised during the meeting, which will help Egypt build on what has been achieved during the past years. ITIDAís support to SMEs as well as setting visions to increase better growth rates were also a subject of discussion. 






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