Egypt plans to link natural gas to 1.2 million households during 2019 across areas that have not received natural gas before, El Ahram reports.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources confirmed the continuous follow-up on the gas grid that will deliver natural gas in the fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020 for the first time to a large number of areas, villages, and cities.

The delivery of natural gas will be implemented according to a system with a monthly installment of EGP 30 over a period of six years, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported.

The country has linked a total of 9.6 million households to the national gas grid so far and aims to link 10.5 million households by the end of 2019.

This comes in light of the national project to deliver natural gas to households and replace butane to improve citizens’ standards of living and provide them with enhanced services.