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    ICT Minister Inspects New Beni Suef Technology Park

    Beni Suef, 31 December 2018

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and the Governor of Beni Suef Hani Abdel-Gaber inspected, today, the Technology Park at New Beni Suef City, where they were accompanied by the ICT Ministerís Advisor for Technology Parks Sherine El-Guindy, a number of officials from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Beni Suef Governorate.

    Talaat inspected the work progress in developing and equipping the buildings of the Park. He inspected the buildings of companies, training and outsourcing services, and the citizen service technology center.

    During his tour, Talaat ascertained that the establishment of technology parks aim to implant technology, create a supportive environment for technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and provide excellent job opportunities for young people in the governorates. He referred to MCIT efforts to attract investment and apply the incentives stipulated by the Law of Investment to attract national and foreign investments in the technology parks. This will contribute to the expansion of investments in establishing outsourcing centers at these parks to increase Egypt's IT exports, e-labs clusters to deepen specialized technological industries, and Centers of Excellence (CoE).

    He pointed out that the establishment of the New Beni Suef Technology Park is very significant, since it represents an integrated and equipped system to host startups and young innovators, especially young people of Upper Egypt. In addition, it encourages young people to innovate ideas and transform them into reality through the accelerators programs. He called on providing all the necessary facilities to motivate young people to participate and get involved in the programs implemented at the Park.

    New Beni Suef Technology Park is established on an area of 54 feddans. The implementation of the buildings of the first phase is finalized and the operational work is underway in several activities, including the centers of technology industries and designs, outsourcing industries, innovation and entrepreneurship support, buildings of companies, and centers for providing education and capacity building services. This is in addition to the establishment of the citizen service technological center. The location of the technology park in New Beni Suef city is linked to the network of the surrounding regional roads, especially the Karimat-Cairo road and Cairo-Minya Desert Road.

    The inspection tour is within the framework of the ICT Ministerís visit to Beni Suef governorate; where he witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between MCIT and Beni Suef governorate to support developing remote diagnosis and telemedicine services using ICTs, and building youth capacity. Talaat and Abdel-Gaber inspected the intellectual education school of Beni Suef and opened two integrated postal services centers of East Beni Suef and New Beni Suef, after being developed and transformed into integrated postal service centers.

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