Egyptian President Abd El Fattah El Sisi met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla to discuss plans and efforts of the petroleum ministry in developing different sectors especially the mineral resources, petrochemicals and natural gas, according to the spokesman of the Egyptian presidency.

During the meeting, President El Sisi gave directives to form a comprehensive strategic vision in the aim of updating the mineral sector in Egypt to exploit the nation’s significant mineral deposits.

El Molla showcased the implementation works of the refineries and petrochemical projects across the country especially in the gulf of Suez and the exerted efforts to update the natural gas system in terms of production and consumption, in addition to the expansion of smart meters utilization and the national project for converting gasoline public transport vehicles to run on gas.

The president emphasized on making the most of natural gas production and increasing its domestic use as part of the state’s development process of gas energy services system.

Additionally, El Molla presented the latest gold discovery in the Eastern Desert which will open new horizons in mineral resources discoveries in Egypt.