Egypt plans MSE rescue
BUSINESSBy BiztechAfrica - Feb. 13, 2012, 11:16 a.m.
Egypt’s ICT Ministry has launched an emergency programme to assist small and micro ICT businesses.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has budgeted EGP30 million for its development programme for the advancement of small and micro information technology companies.
Small ICT companies in Egypt have undergone setbacks during the past year, and the new programme aims to help them grow and open new markets for them.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Mohamed Salem, met MSEs to discuss the programme last week.
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