Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, met with Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities to discuss encouraging the use of natural gas-powered vehicles in Egypt, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The meeting further discussed localizing electric cars manufacturing in the country.

Madbouly highlighted directives by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to boost encouraging citizens to turn their cars into natural gas and electric-powered ones.

A German delegation headed by German Minister of Economy will visit Egypt soon, along with a working team from Mercedes, in order to set executive plans for their projects in the North African country, especially electric cars projects, Madbouly noted.

The Prime Minister assigned a task to set a work plan and executive expectations to turning all public transportation vehicles to work with natural gas, while taking care of the required infrastructure including natural gas filling stations.

Madbouly requested a study of having filling stations including benzene, diesel, natural gas and electricity filling units.

Natural gas filling stations are existing in 22 governorates, which have 186 filling stations and 71 centers for turning cars to gas-powered ones, said Osama El Bakly, Head of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), during the meeting.

Egypt managed to transfer a total of 260,000 cars to be fueled by natural gas, El Bakly stated, adding that vehicles use an average of 445 million cubic meters per year.