In a statement made to Egypt Oil & Gas (EOG), Khaled Abdul Ghani, Director of the Smart Card system, said that statistics are being compiled for or those eligible to receive subsidies within the smart cards system, before launching the second phase. This is in preparation for when the system is officially implemented after the parliamentary elections.

Abdul Ghani explained that Tuk-Tuks and motorcycles will be included into the smart card system for gasoline and diesel fuel before the end of this year. This was after an inventory of the numbers of Tuk Tuks found there were more than 2.3 m of them around the country.

He added that after the official launch of the system no citizen will be able to get fuel subsidies without being issued a smart card first. It is expected that the smart card system will reduce fuel smuggling in the black market by 100%.