Egypt launches trial run of digital government services platform

The Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) announced the trial launch of a digital platform that provides a range of electronic government services. The trial phase covers 70 activated services, including vehicle and driving licence renewals, notarial services, and electronic filing of lawsuits. This will be followed by the launch of a mobile application alongside a call centre to allow citizens to obtain services by phone. In line with the digital services platform, the automated documentation services will be available in 361 offices, in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice and the National Post Authority by the end of September 2020. A total of 50% of the offices are real estate registry offices, 30% are post offices, and 20% are citizen service offices.