Minister of Justice Omar Marwan has confirmed that roughly 40% of Egypt’s real estate registration offices have been digitized, with more in the pipeline as part of the state’s digital transformation efforts to achieve financial inclusion, Invest-Gate reports.

This came during Marwan’s meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, where several issues have been raised including the inadequacy of registry offices nationwide, which are often jam-packed, in addition to speeding up the digitization process in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent Cabinet statement.

Meanwhile, the minister hailed the Cabinet’s efforts to fill the labor shortage across government agencies, together with raising the efficiency of the local real estate registration offices’ communications network in a bid to automate all services across the board.

On his part, Madbouly has mandated the re-evaluation of post offices nationwide to provide real estate notarial services, and thus facilitate citizens’ access to services related to document legalization.

Furthermore, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat presented the body’s long-term plan to integrate modern technology solutions to enhance government services, with a special focus on real estate documentation. The official explained that coordination between ministries of justice and local development, alongside Egypt Post Authority, has been established to ensure the provision of such services digitally within post offices as soon as possible.

Another meeting will be held in mid-June to review this plan, especially with regard to the notary services. In the meantime, Mabdouly called on the supplying of all the necessary equipment and devices to take initiative right away, the statement concluded.