Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Yasser ElKady, along with his colleague who is the Minister of Justice, Hossam Abdel-Rahim, opened the Integrated Technology Center for Citizen Services in the Al-Asmarat district in Cairo, Egypt. According to Egypt's government the Center is "part of the state’s keenness to facilitate citizen access to government services properly and effectively through activating ICT tools in all State organs, in line with its strategy to transfer the society into a digital one based on the exchange and integration of information". More similar centres are planned for launch across Egypt.
At the opening of the Centre ElKady said that the integrated technology centers for citizen services are designed with the highest level of technology and equipped with all the technological devices to provide postal and community services and civil status services. This is in addition to providing automated government documentation and real estate publicity services through integrated technological system linked to a number of agencies.
It is hoped that the centre will help in delivering services to Egyptian citizens who can obtain those services from one place.
The centre is a three-story building located in the Al-Asmarat district of Cairo, Egypt on an area of 750 square meters, with 34 service windows equipped to provide various automated government services. It is further forecasted that the center will provide more than 1,000 governmental transactions daily.
More centres are to be launched in Borg Al-Arab and New Assiut technology parks.