EGYPT AND SENEGAL ANNOUNCE SEPARATE PLANS FOR COMPUTER ASSEMBLY

Computing

Two African countries have announced plans to assemble computers. The first Arab-financed computer will be manufactured in Egypt within the coming few weeks in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, an Arab investor and some companies in Taiwan and Korea. Egypt will contribute production lines and trained engineers and technicians.

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According to Senegalese ICT e-letter Batik, Landing Savan, Minister of Industry of the Senegalese Government said it was making ready a plan to assemble computers in order to facilitate access to new technologies. This commitment was reinforced by Aly Ndiaye, Director-General of "informatique" who said that the Government had a budget of three billion CFAs to improve access to ICT for the all of the country’s citizens.
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