The world is witnessing a revolution in information and communications technology (ICT), the scope of which stretches far beyond the realm of the sector itself. No country seeking real, sustainable development and progress can hope to achieve these aims without a strong ICT sector in place to drive the necessary change.


The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) was established in 1999 to develop the national ICT sector. MCIT strives to achieve the digital economy through the use of ICT tools to provide prosperity, freedom and social equity for all. Its mission is to enable the development of a knowledge-based society and a strong digital economy relying on equitable and affordable access to knowledge; digital rights; and the development of a competitive, innovative national ICT industry.

The new Egypt will possess a competitive, balanced and diversified economy, dependent on innovation and knowledge and based on justice, social integrity and participation. It will be characterized by a balanced and diversified ecological collaboration system, investing the ingenuity of place and humans to achieve sustainable development and to improve Egyptians' life quality.

The dimensions of the sustainable development strategy comprise three dimensions including the economic dimension which highlights economic development, transparency and efficiency of governmental institutions, energy and knowledge. The social dimension highlights education and training, health, culture and social justice; while the environmental dimension focuses on environment and urban development.

ICT 2030 strategy contributes to achieving the objectives of Egypt's Vision 2030, through building Digital Egypt. These objectives entail developing the ICT infrastructure; fostering digital inclusion; achieving the transition to a knowledge-based economy; building capacities and encouraging innovation; fighting corruption; ensuring cybersecurity; and promoting Egypt's position at the regional and international levels.

Digital Egypt is an all-encompassing vision and plan, which lays the foundations for the transformation of Egypt into a digital society. "Digital Egypt" strategy is built on three main planks, including Digital Transformation, Digital Skills and Jobs and Digital Innovation. These three pillars are standing on two extremely important bases: Digital Infrastructure and Legislative Framework.

09 July 2023

In an interview conducted by the Information and Decision Support Center, the ICT Minister Amr Talaat presented the ICT sector's growth indicators. He said that it is the fastest-growing state sector, with a contribution of more than 5% to the GDP.

19 February 2023

In an interview conducted by Sky News Arabia, the ICT Minister Amr Talaat highlighted the efforts made to train young people and develop their IT skills, in addition to boosting the outsourcing industry and IT exports, including by attracting multinationals to establish global delivery centers in Egypt.

07 July 2022

A video of the speech delivered by the ICT Minister Amr Talaat during the opening of Digital Egypt projects by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The ICT Minister has presented MCIT strategy for building Digital Egypt and highlighted MCIT efforts in those areas. During the ceremony, a number of documentaries were screened on a number of topics, including applied technology schools in Egypt, CREATIVA Innovation Hubs, Egypt Post’s development journey and accomplishments, and the programs and initiatives implemented by MCIT and its affiliates to upskill youth and nurture technological innovation. The ceremony also featured a panel discussion joined by a group of young Egyptians and entrepreneurs who participated in MCIT capacity-building programs; they presented their success stories and experiences.

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