Cairo ICT ‘09
Each year Cairo ICT begins with a formal ceremony, followed by a tour of the facilities by H.E. Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology. This year was no exception, and once the minister finished his tour, he addressed a VIP crowd in the Nefertiti Hall for the opening session.
Dr. Kamel spoke about the many accomplishments of technology in Egypt, noting that the ministry had increased the types of projects it is developing, as well as training people that were previously not reached by the MCIT.
“Now for the first time the ministry is approaching 10,000 young people while they are still at the university and not after they graduate,” he said.
“The most important thing is to upgrade the skills and so when I tour universities I ask the young people what technology they are using.”