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Parliament ICT Committee Inspects Borg Al-Arab Technology Park

4 / 8 / 2016 / Alexandria

 

A delegation from the ICT Committee at the House of Representatives visited today Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Alexandria to learn about the latest developments of this key national project. The visit started with an inspection tour to follow up on the construction process in the first phase.

The working team at Silicon Waha that supervises the implementation of the project delivered a presentation on the project's achievements and investment opportunities. The project aims at attracting foreign and domestic investments, raising export capabilities in the ICT sector and providing direct and indirect jobs for Egypt's youth in various fields in Delta, the Northern Coast and Upper Egypt. This is in addition to providing electronic services to citizens and promoting innovation and development.

Borg Al Arab technology park is on an area of 126,000 square meters, a promising commercial and industrial business hub where all modern services and commercial facilities, schools, government and international universities are available such as Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City), an international airport, hotels, residential complexes and health care services.

Borg Al Arab area is one of the most attractive regions of population, especially for young people seeking better opportunities of education or work. The park is set to become a center of knowledge and attractive area for investments in the fields of technological innovation, entrepreneurship and applied research.

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) embraces the initiative of expanding technology parks in other governorates outside Cairo with the target of achieving further progress in this sector, advancing Egypt's status as a key destination in the different ICT areas and strengthening the country's position on the map of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. This will be achieved through providing advanced technological work environment for local and global ICT companies.​

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