Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has said that 1,300 villages will be linked with fibre-optic cables at a cost of about EGP 5.6bn.
The work will come as part of the first phase of the “Decent Life” initiative, and is being implemented to raise the efficiency of Egypt’s information infrastructure. It comes as part of the ministry’s plans and efforts to raise Internet speeds across the country.
The Egyptian villages’ development project is part of the “A Decent Life” initiative, launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on 2 January 2019, and aims to improve the living standards of the neediest communities at the state level.
A total of 4,584 villages, representing 58 percent of Egypt’s total population, will be upgraded at an estimated cost of EGP 515 billion.