Egypt is planning to link 72,800 households in Qalyubia province to the national gas grid by the end of 2018, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Yasser Salah, head of Egypt Gas Company, said that 1,840 properties have been connected to the grid so far this year and that another 30,000 are in the process of being linked.

He also noted that 844,500 households have so far been connected to the grid in the province.

Salah revealed the information in a speech during a field visit by Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla and Alaa Abdel Halim, governor of Qalyubia.

The visit aims to follow up on the company’s work to connect households in Shubra El Kheima, Qalyubia.

The company has so far linked 325,600 households and 95 factories in Shubra El Kheima, Salah said.