The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is aiming to connect 1,332 villages with natural gas as a part of Hayat Kareema initiative, Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, stated during a meeting with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, according to a statement

Out of the 1,332 villages, 199 villages are currently underway to be connected with natural gas at a cost of EGP 3.3 billion. Additionally, the natural gas delivery project will reach another 423 villages, as soon as the sanitation projects are completed, at a cost of EGP 5.5 billion, and 710 other villages at a cost of EGP 7.5 billion.

The ministry has already connected 59 villages to natural gas in addition to another 12 villages that are underway.