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Thursday, 27 December 2018

Egypt to launch 20 electronic public services in 2019

The government is planning to launch 20 electronic public services in 2019, amid a drive by the Sisi administration to curb corruption by pushing for digitization, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat told Egypt Today. The new electronic system will allow citizens to be directly linked to the service providers through their phone numbers and payments can be made via Meeza, a national debit card the government plans to roll out next year.

One public service that is now available online: Requesting a travel permit from the military. The Armed Forces have launched an online service through which men can apply and pay for travel permits (watch, runtime: 4:04).

In related news, state statistics agency CAPMAS is planning to launch its first nationwide electronic economic census, Youm7 reported. The agency will officially announce the initiative in a conference on Sunday, 30 December.

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