Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6 March 2021
ICT Minister Opens Two Developed Post Offices in Kafr El Sheikh

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and Kafr El Sheikh Governor Gamal Nour El Din, along with the Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO) Chairman Sherif Farouk, inaugurated today Kafr El Sheikh and El-Zawawy Post Offices. They were developed and equipped with the latest systems and technological solutions to provide a range of integrated financial, postal and community services to citizens.
Talaat said that this comes within the framework of the plan of developing Egypt Post, one of the main pillars of Digital Egypt strategy. The plan aims to help render excellent digital services to citizens.

The plan includes several pillars, including developing Post Offices in terms of look and content to provide new services, including financial, postal and Digital Egypt services. So far, 1,600 Offices have been developed, with another 1,500 to be developed this year, with the total number of developed Post Offices to reach 3,100 by the end of this year. In addition, the plan involves establishing more Post Offices nationwide, and building the capabilities of Post employees to provide services efficiently.
During the visit, the ICT Minister had an open discussion with a number of citizens where he listened to their opinions on the quality of Egypt Post services. Talaat was also keen to talk to the staff at the two offices; he praised their efforts and advised them to follow the precautions and protective measures against COVID-19 to keep themselves and citizens safe. He also encouraged them to make their best to ease the access of citizens to services.
For his part, Farouk said that opening the two Post Offices is part of the development plan implemented by ENPO to facilitate rendering high-quality services to citizens, adding that progress indicators go according to schedule. He added that ENPO has already started implementing a project for developing and equipping Post Offices nationwide with cutting edge technology, with the aim to render services efficiently and boost Egypt Post’s competitiveness in service provision.
It is worth mentioning that Kafr El Sheikh Post Office provides old and new services to more than 250,000 people. It is equipped with different modern protection systems. El-Zawawy Office, however, serves more than 100,000 people, providing different integrated postal services. The Office is equipped with an ATM to ease access of citizens to services.
Furthermore, the ICT Minister visited Telecom Egypt’s developed customer service center in Kafr El Sheikh telephone exchange to inspect work progress and service quality. He was received by Telecom Egypt Managing Director and CEO Adel Hamed.

During the visit, Talaat directed for completing the two fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) projects currently implemented in Kafr El Sheikh to boost telecommunication services.

Citizens in Kafr Al-Sheikh are served through 10 main and 92 sub- telephone exchanges. This is in addition to 43 Telecom Egypt sales centers, 19 of which have been developed, where telecommunication services, including fixed and mobile phone, high-speed Internet and technical support services, are provided.
Talaat also inspected the School of Intellectual Education in Kafr El Sheikh. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) made available some technological programs through the School and supported its development to ease access of students with intellectual disabilities to education to develop their cognitive abilities. The School was also equipped with computers, a printer and a projector to support education and help train students.

The ICT Minister also visited Kafr El Sheikh Governor’s Head Office, this morning. He witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MCIT and Kafr El Sheikh on using ICT to empower women and build the capabilities of young people in the Governorate.

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