Egypt to replace old microbuses with brand new ones

Egypt reviews steps to start implementing an urgent plan to replace the old microbuses with more advanced dual fueled ones that run on natural gas/gasoline nationwide, accoording to Trade and Industry Minister Neveen Gamea.

The plan also aims to encourage owners of new micorbuses to turn their vehicles to gas-powered ones, the Trade and Industry Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

This step falls within the framework of the auto industry’s strategy in Egypt which was launched by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, as part of which is improving means of mass transportation and increasing dependence on new energy sources.

The criteria of selecting microbuses that will be replaced by the new ones has been discussed.

Gamea said that this strategy has development, environmental and economic dimensions, including boosting local manufacturing of transportation means.

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