Egypt’s Oil Minister witnesses gas project deal in new capital

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Egypt’s Oil Minister Tarek el-Molla witnessed on Thursday the ceremony of signing of a cooperation protocol to establish a network of natural gas in the government district in the country’s new administrative capital, at a cost totalling 31.5 million pounds.

The protocol, which was inked between Cairo Gas company and the Administrative Capital For Urban Development company, is aimed at completing the necessary basic infrastructure to supply natural gas service to government buildings at the district.

During the signing ceremony, el-Molla said the latest positive developments in the new capital affirm the deep insight of Egypt’s political leadership on this mega national project.

The petroleum minister pointed out that his ministry is giving more time to accelerate the supply of natural gas to all vital national projects carried out by the state.

The aim behind speeding up the supply of natural gas to new housing projects is to meet the state’s needs of continuous urban expansion of natural gas service, el-Molla added.

For his part, Ahmed Zaki Abdeen, Chairman of the Administrative Capital For Urban Development company, said the project targets supplying natural gas to all government buildings stretching on an area of 153 feddans.

Also, Abdeen asserted the importance of cooperation with the petroleum ministry in this giant national project, especially with regard to work related to the supply of natural gas.

On his part, the head of Cairo Gas company said the pace of work at the project will be accelerated to compete the supply of natural gas to these buildings as per the set timetable.

Source: MENA