During his visit to the New Valley governorate, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly witnessed the operation of the first phase of the Household Natural Gas Connection Project in Kharga, in the presence of senior officials, the Cabinet announced.

This project came in line with the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to expand the delivery of natural gas to homes across the whole country, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el Molla said.

El Molla further elaborated that the project is implemented through the new technology of Mobile CNG. This technology has for the first time been introduced in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa as a whole.

The first phase of the project includes delivering natural gas to 14,000 families, 120 commercial facilities , and 34 bakeries, in addition to a refueling station. There will be two other phases, el Molla noted, stressing that the second phase will include connecting 6000 families and 25 bakeries to natural gas. The third phase aims at delivering gas to 700 families in the villages of Al-Muneera  and Bulaq.

The Governor of The New Valley confirmed that the natural gas project is part of the cooperation protocol signed between the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the New Valley Governorate and TAQA Arabia in 2020.

The Executive Chairman of TAQA Arabia Khaled Abu Bakr stated that this huge step comes in conjunction with the efforts and policies of Egypt’s government to expand the use of natural gas to develop urban areas as well as establish new cities and industrial areas.