The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, signed a protocol with the Minister of Justice, Omar Marwan, on supporting an electronic litigation system and automating all transactions pertaining to the economic court. This came during the Technology Exhibition Fair and Forum for the Middle East and Africa (Cairo ICT 2020).

El Molla affirmed the ministry’s keenness to support the protocol’s implementation as an essential step to keep pace with global progress. Upon signing, the minister stated that digital transformation is a “national project” where all sectors and institutions come together to adopt Egypt Vision 2030 for sustainable development to build a modern Egyptian state. He noted that the petroleum sector is a pioneer in digital transformation through the ministry’s Modernization Project which succeeded in adopting new technological solutions to boost the efficiency of the oil and gas industry.

Additionally, the sector managed to establish an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to facilitate data circulation between operating entities to increase performance. The ministry also succeeded in promoting investment opportunities in the oil and gas sector which in return accelerated international investments and increased their flow to the sector.