DUBAI: Egypt is building 17 smart cities that will be totally reliant on technology, said the Egyptian minister of communication and IT at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit on Monday. In addition to the smart cities, Egypt is working on several projects to increase the broadband coverage to far-flung areas in the country, Amr Talaat said. He said there are 25,000 villages across Egypt with 58 million inhabitants and within three years all of them will have access to the internet. GMIS 2021 is taking place at the Dubai Expo until Nov. 27 with more than 250 speakers including presidents, ministers and senior leaders to discuss the latest advances in manufacturing technologies. Copyright: Arab News © 2021 All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). Disclaimer: The content of this article is syndicated or provided to this website from an external third party provider. We are not responsible for, and do not control, such external websites, entities, applications or media publishers. The body of the text is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither we nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this article. Read our full disclaimer policy here.