The Minister of Communications and Information Technology and the President of Arab Industrialization witness the signing of an agreement to implement the work of the smart application system

08/03/2021


Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Lieutenant General Abdel Moneim El-Terras, Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, witnessed the signing of a business agreement between Arab Industrialization and "Fiber Egypt Systems" to implement the smart application system for managing and operating the city of knowledge that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology establishes in the New Administrative Capital. According to the latest modern systems in the field of information and communication technology.

The agreement was signed by Major General Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electronics Factory at the Arab Organization for Industrialization, and Dr. Ahmed Makki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bunia Holding Company, in the presence of Mr. Ayman Tawfiq Al-Bayaa, CEO of Viber Egypt Systems, and Mr. Mostafa El-Bagoury, CEO of Siemens Egypt. And Eng. Ayman El Gohary, General Manager and CEO of Cisco for North Africa and the Levant, and Engineer / Majed Mahmoud, Vice President and General Manager of the Center of Excellence at Dell Technologies.

 It is noteworthy that the system of smart applications to be implemented in the city of knowledge represents an integrated open platform for program developers to activate all elements of the smart infrastructure and provide an environment for distinguished learning and scientific and applied research with innovation and entrepreneurship in various fields and communication and information technology in support of the objectives of the first phase of the city of knowledge, which is scheduled to open During the current year; It includes the Misr Informatics University, the Egypt Digital Innovation Center, the Applied Research Center, the Assistive Technology Development Center for the integration and empowerment of persons with disabilities, in addition to the service buildings and the main control building.

In this regard; Dr. Amr Talaat explained that Knowledge City is a pioneering project in building a digital Egypt, with what it represents from an integrated information society to be established in the new administrative capital, which has become the focus of appreciation of the leaders of the communications and information technology sector in the region, which was evident in its selection by the unanimous vote of the cabinet meeting. Arab Communications and Information Technology at the end of last year to be the digital Arab capital for the year 2021, with the efforts it embraces to achieve digital transformation and stimulate digital creativity and creative thought in a smart environment

 Dr. Amr Talaat added that the city of knowledge comes as a consecration of the strategy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, including the projects it includes, which include the first university specialized in communications and information technology in the Middle East and Africa, headquarters for research, development, training and skills refinement and a center for the development of assistive technology to enable people with disabilities to face the challenges that Facing them, as well as headquarters for global, local, emerging, small and medium companies.

Dr. Amr Talaat also thanked the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the partner companies in implementing the project to make the city of knowledge a model to be followed in establishing a smart city according to the latest global technology and to be a mirror that reflects the creativity and creative thinking that characterizes the new administrative capital.

 For his part, "The Terrace" stressed the implementation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to achieve leadership, transfer and localize technology in the field of smart applications and digital systems, in a way that serves Egypt's future vision 2030 in digital transformation.

Al-Terras explained that the City of Knowledge provides many job opportunities for young engineers and technicians and training on the latest technology in the field of the smart application system, indicating that the design of the Knowledge City achieves the highest degree of integration by using various smart systems, and taking into account all requirements for cybersecurity for all project elements.

He added that the Arab Organization for Industrialization aims with this cooperation to establish a national industry that meets the needs of the local market in terms of advanced technology infrastructure for networks and communications to serve development projects and smart cities inside Egypt, in addition to opening export outlets for the Arab region and Africa.

The "Terrace" also explained that Arab Industrialization has been authorized to participate with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in selecting the best alternatives to implement a system of smart applications for managing and operating the Knowledge City, indicating that six alliances of global and local companies have applied, and the best financial and technical offer was chosen through the coalition that it leads. Fiber Egypt, which includes Siemense, Cisco, and Dell.

For his part, Eng.Ahmed Makki, Chairman and CEO of Bunia Group - the owner of Viber Egypt Systems - praised the great role played by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to implement the state's vision to build new smart cities. He explained that the “Knowledge City” will become a unique model within the New Administrative Capital for the latest systems for communication networks and technology and its smart applications, and thanks to the presence of an advanced future vision, and with our alliance with the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Siemens, Dell and Cisco we will work to create a new success story.

The parties to the agreement also praised the excellence of the smart system according to the latest modern global systems, as it is carried out using applications on mobile devices or through central servers that help to follow up the daily work related to the operation of various building systems, including, for example, water, electricity, environment, waste management, monitoring, transportation, and hall reservations. And control lighting and others, which contribute to reducing costs and use in an effective manner.