The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum signed an agreement with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) in order to link the governmental district in the New Administrative Capital to the natural gas grid, MENAFN cited Daily News Egypt.

The EGP 31.5 million agreement comes as a part of the country’s preparation to transfer ministries and governmental entities to the New Administrative Capital by mid-2020, said Khaled El Hosseini, ACUD’s spokesman.

During the first phase of the project, Egypt will connect gas to government buildings and major state institutions across 153 feddan, Abdeen noted.

The agreement’s signing was attended by Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla; ACUD’s Chairperson, Ahmed Zaki Abdeen; and the Cairo Gas Company’s Chairperson, Mohamed Hassan.

ACUD is the chief developer of the New Administrative Capital project.