- Published: 08 January 2021
New government services that have become available online
Egypt’s public e-bills grew 250% to reach EGP 4 billion per month in 2020, up from EGP 1 billion last year, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said in a December 30th emailed statement.
He attributed the jump to the new government services that have become available online to encourage citizens to use e-payment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The system is part of the Digital Egypt Project, contributing to a shift to a non-cash economy and enhancing financial inclusion, he added.
The ministry is collaborating with the banking sector to make payments available through the QR Code portfolios using the electronic collecting units in administrative bodies and via mobile phones, the statement highlighted.
He noted that the ministry mulls launching online platforms for individuals and corporations to pay bills for government services.
In June, Egypt launched online payment services for water consumption bills.
The government's electronic collections jumped by 223% Year on Year in July, Maait announced in September.
Quelle/Source: Zawya, 31.12.2020