Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla praised the landmark success of the presidential initiative Haya Karima (‘Decent Life’) which has recently witnessed the connection of four new villages to the national natural gas grid.
The new villages are Tahanoub, Nazlat Arab Juhayna, and Arab Al-Sawalha in Qalyubia Governorate, as well as Sabk in Menoufia Governorate.
Accordingly, the number of Haya Karima villages to which gas has been pumped so far reached 90 villages, with a total number of units converted to use natural gas instead of butane cylinders, amounting to 300,000 households, of which around 1,300 households were recently converted.
El Molla stated that the presidential initiative is a success story for the Egyptian state, adding that the development it is witnessing in providing all civil services, including natural gas, to citizens in rural Egyptian villages reflects the thought and approach of the political leadership to raise the standards of living and improve the quality of services for about 60 million residents of rural Egypt.
The projects to deliver natural gas to the villages of the initiative are continuing to achieve its goals of providing this civilized service to the people in a total of 1,451 villages as a first stage, El Molla noted.