Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, has announced that Egypt seeks to connect natural gas to 1.2 million housing units during the current fiscal year 2020/21, a press release reported.

This comes as a part of the state’s program to expand the usage of natural gas and install prepaid meters for industrial, commercial and housing purposes.

El Molla highlighted the importance of implementing the program within the planned schedule.

He added that 426,000 prepaid meters have been installed, so far, which will control the consumption rates.

The minister affirmed the priority of this project under the presidential initiative of “Decent Life”, indicating that connecting natural gas is among the current initiative of developing 14 villages in addition to other 245 villages which are under preparation.

El Molle’s remarks came during a meeting that was attended by the Magdy Galal, the Chairman of the Egyptian natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Ahmed Mahmoud, Vice Chairman For Planning, Gas Projects & Business Development of EGAS, Mohamed Khoder his assiatnat in and Mohamed Wesam, General Manager for Gas Affairs in the petroleum ministry addition to other chairmen of natural gas companies.  ·