Al-Saeed: 16.5% targeted growth in ICT sector

Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, reviewed the 22/2023 plan for the telecommunications, information technology, water resources, irrigation and health sectors, while delivering a statement on the project of the Sustainable Development Plan for the financial year. 2023/22 and the main features of the planning document today in front of the House of Representatives, in the presence of adviser Dr. Hanafi Jabali, President The House of Representatives, and members of the House of Representatives.

Dr. Hala Al-Saeed has confirmed that the communications and information technology sector is one of the leading high-growth sectors, which is expected to achieve rapid growth in the range of 16.5% during the year, which includes investments of around 22.8 billion Egyptian pounds. To implement strategic projects in the telecommunications sector, with £ 2.9 billion in funding, the most important of which is the “electronic visa, the national network for unified emergency and security services, which increases the efficiency of internet use and interconnection networks. for the state’s administrative apparatus, and the development and modernization of the information infrastructure and digital content. ”

وفيما يتعلق بقِطَاع الـموارد الـمائيّة وَالرَّيّ، أوضحت السعيد أن الاستثمارات الحُكُوميّة للقِطاع والـمُقدّرة بنَحْو 17 مليار جنَيه، تَتضمّن تَنْفِيذ عَدَدٍ مِنْ الـمشروعاتِ ذَات الأولويّة، عَلَى رَأْسِهَا مَشْرُوع تَأْهِيل وتبطين التِرَع والـمُستهدف نَهْو تَنْفِيذ الـمرحلة الْأُولَى مِنْهُ بأطوال تُناهز 5800 كِيلُومِتر بِنِهَايَة عَام الخِطّة، وَكَذَلِك مَشْرُوع نقل The water produced from the Bahr al-Baqar drainage water treatment plant to the countries planned to be cultivated in North and Central Sinai, and the completion of the infrastructure works in the South Valley Development Project in Toshka, as well as the completion of the field irrigation project.

As for the health services sector, Al-Saeed indicated that the plan (22/2023) aims to target £ 45.9 billion in public investment, in order to implement many initiatives and development projects aimed at health services develop and improve, including: comprehensive health insurance, which includes the establishment and development of 94 hospitals and 448 health units. Establishment and development of 148 hospitals affiliated with the Secretariat of Specialized Medical Centers, in addition to providing 1,500 intensive care beds in all governorates, focusing on six priority governors (Qena), Beheira, Sohag, Minya, Suez, Giza), and increasing state hospital beds by 11%. In addition to the completion of the establishment and development of 29 hospitals, with an average completion rate of currently 90%, with funds of £ 800 million for the year of the plan, the completion of the establishment and development of seven university hospitals, and the plan has also aims to bring about a comprehensive development for 52 integration hospitals to be integrated centers for family health and development in the centers of the stage. The first, within the framework of the national project for the development of the Egyptian family, in addition to the establishment and equipment of 16 central hospitals and 899 health units, and the provision of 1,000 ambulances.

Al-Saeed added that it intends to establish and develop 15 hospitals and 104 health units within the framework of the “Development of urban agglomerations within a decent living” initiative, with funds of £ 2.8 billion, in addition to the construction of a modern, sophisticated and integrated central laboratory building in Badr City, with funds of £ 350 million, as well as the establishment of 17 waste incinerators, and the provision of 131 waste trucks with funds of £ 209 million within the framework of the medical waste treatment project, which explains that in the context of strengthening the Egyptian leadership in the health sector at the level of the African continent, it aims to build 7 hospitals, 5 ambulances and mobile clinics in Djibouti, South Sudan and Uganda provide.

Al-Saeed has indicated that the plan aims to target public investment, estimated at around £ 69.2 billion, on the education services sector, with a growth rate of around 23% compared to the financial year (21/2022). in order to implement many programs and initiatives, which explain that in the field of pre-university education, the plan aims to continue efforts to reduce classroom density and expand access to education for all without discrimination, through investments in to direct the Educational Buildings Authority worth £ 15.4 billion (including a decent living). initiative), with a growth rate of 40% compared to the plan for the financial year (21/2022), to establish 25 000 Classes at all levels of education, to keep pace with the continuous increase in the annual growth rate of the number of students, reaching 3.9%, with about 780 thousand students annually, in addition to the commission of about 2.5 billion pounds to establish Japanese schools, Nile schools and schools for students who excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ( VOICE). is currently 19 schools, international and national official schools, as well as the establishment of 20 schools for applied technology, within the framework of the state’s interest in improving the competitiveness of pre-university education outputs and education with the The labor market has come, in addition the £ 3.75 billion mandate to provide tablets for secondary school pupils, and £ 874 million to expand the provision of screens and smart classes (£ 324 million), and around £ 1.2 billion to provide powers in technical applications to pass. education schools and applied schools, and began implementing an education program (2) with financial credits of £ 700 million to improve teacher performance, develop students ‘skills and pay attention to building students’ personalities, as well as to 700 million pounds to the Knowledge. Bank, and the provision of £ 324 million in appropriations to provide new classrooms in the field of technological education.

In the field of university education, Al-Saeed pointed to the expansion of testing in public universities, as it aims to provide £ 1 billion in credits to automate 154 testing centers in all public universities, with a growth rate of 125% compared to the plan for the financial year (21/2022), as well as the establishment and operation of six Technological universities (6th October, New Assiut, New Taiba in Luxor, East Port Said, Samanoud in Gharbia, Borg El Arab in Alexandria), with a capacity of 22.5 thousand students, bringing the total of technological universities to nine, as part of the state’s interest in providing technological education that provides integrated educational services. The quality is comparable to international quality systems.
Al-Saeed added that it is intended to establish and operate fifteen private universities, including (Zagazig, Banha, Beni Suef, Mansoura, Assiut, Helwan, New Valley, Suez, Minya, Menoufia) with a capacity of 150 thousand students, with credits of £ 7.4 billion. Studied at four universities (El Alamein International, King Salman International, Galala and New Mansoura), consisting of 40 colleges, bringing the coverage rate to 33% in the year of the plan, within the framework of the state’s interest in expanding the availability of university education, in line with modern technological sciences and advanced science specializations.

Regarding the youth and sports sector, Al-Saeed explained that the plan aims to establish 700 five-a-side stadiums, a youth center, 7 youth cities, 6 youth camps in four governorates, 7 stadiums, five sports cities and to develop, eight hospitals and sports medicine units, 60 clubs and four civic education centers in Matrouh, Beni Suef and Fayoum, and Sohag.

As for the cultural sector, Al-Saeed has indicated that it aims to develop 20 cultural palaces, nine children’s culture houses and four theaters, in addition to the development of several museums, including the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, and the establishment of three branches of the Egypt Public Library.

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