During a meeting to follow up on the expansion of natural gas deliveries to households, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla explained that work to accelerate deliveries through the national project for deliveries and the presidential initiative Haya Karima (‘Decent Life’) continues.
In the implementation of the state’s directives to expand the use of prepaid meters in all state utilities to raise the efficiency of collecting state dues, about 1.4 million meters have been installed so far, the meeting clarified.
The Minister said that there is integration and cooperation with all concerned parties, and that increasing the beneficiaries of this civil service is a goal that deserves solidarity and more effort.
El Molla stated that the results of the project to deliver natural gas to households caused a boom in Egypt, reflected in the quantities of butane consumption, which witnessed a noticeable decrease compared to previous periods. Now, this essential civil service benefits more than 60 million citizens.
During the meeting, there was also a presentation about the progress of executing gas delivery plans for fiscal year 2021/2022, the approved plan for the current fiscal year, as well as gas delivery projects within the Haya Karima initiative. The initiative includes 1451 villages, 120 villages whose homes are currently benefiting from the natural gas service through the project and the initiative, and 544 villages are being extended to ground networks.