The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has announced linking around 3.9 million households, 7,801 commercial units, and 266 factories to the national natural gas grid during the past five years, Ahram Gate reported.

The ministry noted that around 10 million households across 26 Egyptian governorates were connected to the gas grid; with around 1.2 million households in areas across Upper Egypt that was not connected to the grid before.

In conjunction with the ministry’s plan to ease the cost on citizens, the ministry launched in July 2018 an installments initiative, under which citizens will pay around EGP 30 in monthly fees for six years without interest.