The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources aims to connect 1.2m residential units with natural gas during the current fiscal year (FY) 2015/2016.

Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail announced Monday that the ongoing programme is part of the government’s plan to increase the level of services being provided to Egyptian citizens.

He indicated that 710,000 residential units were connected to natural gas during FY 2014/2015, witnessing a 7% increase compared to the preceding year.

Since the beginning of the programme until the end of FY 2014/2015, natural gas has been delivered to approximately 6.9m residential units.

Source: Egypt Daily News