The Upper Egypt Gas Pipeline has witnessed a high work progress rate as 75% of the project has been executed, and is expected to be completed by the end of next October, announced Eng. Sameh Fahmy, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum.
EGAS has recently issued a report about the implementation rates of the third phase of the Upper Egypt Gas Pipeline.
Fahmy said that the Upper Egypt Gas Pipeline is a turning point for Upper Egypt; it brings a the comprehensive development in all social, economic, and creating new urban, and industrial communities in various Upper Egypt’s governorates, in addition to providing new job opportunities for the South Valley’s youth.
The third phase of this project extends from Beni Suef to Menia with total length of 150 km and estimated investments of about L.E 545 million. Preparations are underway to pass the gas pipeline along the Nile River at Menia governorate with length of 1650m, which is considered the largest portage at the Nile River throughout the history of the pipelines establishment.
He added that providing natural gas to Upper Egypt will complete the Energy system on which the existing plants depend on.

(MoP)