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    ICT Minister Inspects Alexandria Centrals and Post Offices; Witnesses Signing of New MCIT, Alexandria University Protocol

    Alexandria, 20 August 2015

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Khaled Negm, accompanied by Telcom Egypt CEO and Managing Director Osama Yassin and a number of TE executive leaders in Alexandria governorate, inspected today workflow in Manshiya and Sidi Gaber Centrals, to examine development processes of telecommunications services and the security plans taken by TE to secure centrals against fire and emergency risks.

    The visit comes in the framework of the comprehensive inspection of Central building security networks implemented by Telecom Egypt on all its centrals nationwide.

    Manshiya Central serves the area of Manshiya, Gomrok district, Bahry, Siala, Shatby, the Port, and El-Attarine with a total capacity estimated at 66000 lines for voice service, and 22000 lines for data transfer service. 15% of central customers have been transferred to fiber-optic cables. The central is secured with an automatic extinguishing network for the technical halls and adapter rooms and a manual extinguishing network for the rest of the nine-floor building.

    Sidi Gaber Central serves the area of Sidi Gaber, Cleopatra, Roshdy, Sporting and Kafr Abdou with a capacity of 65000 lines for voice service and 32000 lines serving data transfer.  30% of customers are scheduled to be transferred on fiber network by the end of this year. The central is secured with a manual extinguishing network, in addition to a fire alarm network in the technical rooms and electric adapter rooms.

    Negm, accompanied by a number of executive leaders, has also inspected Manshiya Post Office which provides postal and financial services to about 400000 people, where he was briefed on the progress of work, and learnt about the size of public demand on services provided by Egypt Post to citizens through its offices spread across the country, especially Citizen Account Service launched recently by the Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO). The number of post offices in Alexandria has reached 98 offices.

    ICT Minister has also inaugurated the project of automating and developing One-Day Surgery Hospital, and the New Educational Hospital after the completion of implementing the first phase of the joint cooperation between MCIT and Alexandria University, signed in March 2014.

    The protocol aims at developing and automating four hospitals at the University of Alexandria: One Day Surgery Hospital, New Educational Hospital, Moasa Hospital and Alexandria Medical Research Institute (MRI).  An integrated IT system has been carried out in One Day Surgery Hospital and New Educational Hospital, and development works are being carried currently in Moasa Hospital and MRI.

    The project, which total cost amounted to about EGP 18 million, entails several areas of work,  the most important of which includes using information technology in automating work cycle in Alexandria University Hospitals,  creating a medical electronic standardized file for hospital patients, modernizing and developing the technological infrastructure of hospitals and implementing hospital management applications. This will have a direct impact on the speed of response to patients and will provide quality medical service.

    The ICT Minister and the President of Alexandria University Roushdy Zahran have signed an addendum to the cooperation protocol between the two sides, which total cost reaches EGP 22 million. It aims to complete the development system and the development of medical and administrative work systems at the hospitals affiliated to Alexandria University: Hadara Hospital for Orthopedics, El-Shatby Childrenís Hospital, El-Shatby Maternity University Hospital, and Smouha Emergency Hospital, Smouha University Hospital, Borg El-Arab Hospital and the main University Hospital.

    Negm concluded his tour in Alexandria by visiting the headquarters of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) in Alexandria, where he was received by Governor of Alexandria Hani Meseiri and FEDCOC Chairman Ahmed Al-Wakil and certain FEDCOC leaders, where they reviewed, during the meeting, the executive position of the joint cooperation protocols signed between MCIT and the Chamber of Commerce in various fields for the development of work in all Chamber branches nationwide.

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