MCIT, NCPSLU sign cooperation protocol

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The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the National Centre for Planning State Land Uses (NCPSLU) to modernise the infrastructure of the latter and provide necessary support to boost its role.

MCIT cooperates with different government bodies to modernise technology infrastructure and automatise their working systems. The protocol aims to activate the ICT and the use of technology systems to serve the NCPSLU and support decision makers by means of making geographical data, reports and statistics more accessible.

This is in addition to organising the selection of locations for the state’s new projects like roads, railways, ports, airports, economic zones and others. The protocols also helps in preparing detailed maps to plan the uses of state’s lands outside the command area.

Furthermore, the protocol seeks to activate coordination among ministries to oversee the implementation of the state’s lands use and organise the selection of locations for investment projects, a matter that encourages local and foreign investment in development projects outside the command area.

The protocol works on protecting the state’s resources from misappropriation, developing the use of lands outside the command area for all purposes, and setting up a follow-up system to implement the country’s decrees of the planning of the state’s lands uses.

Moreover, the protocol framework includes the update of infrastructure, equipment, applications and software licence; the development of the geographical information unit at the centre; and the automation of its working system while taking into consideration reliability, confidentiality and information security.

This is in addition to training human calibre on new technology, building updated geographical database, establishing a dynamic website to ensure a link with other bodies whether government, investors or citizens.

The protocol also ensures easy communication among different sectors of the centre using cloud computing and applying personal documentation and work measurements management, as well as applying a follow-up email system and inserting decisions and follow-up rules.

This inclusive system is to be linked to the email. The Centre seeks – through the protocol – to ensure full coordination between the state’s bodies to realise the maximum benefit of lands, follow-up on their development, while controlling infringements and study major national projects.

This is to guarantee maximum revenue and boost investment, thus reaching prospected growth rates through public state policies.