Sisi calls for abiding by set timetable for developing Zohr gas field

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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday called for abiding by the set timetable for developing the country’s giant Zohr gas field to increase its production rates.

Sisi’s call came during a meeting with Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, in the presence of Petroleum Minister Tareq el Molla, Acting Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel and a number of the Italian company officials, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The meeting comes to follow up the progress made by Eni in recently-discovered gas projects in the country, including the offshore Zohr gas field, the spoksman added.

Also, President Sisi ordered the Petroleum Ministry and its affiliated bodies to continue cooperation with the Italian company to overcome any obstacles that may face it while developing the giant field, the spokesman noted.

For his part, Descalzi posted President Sisi on the works implemented by the company in Zohr field, the spokesman said.

Eni CEO also briefed the President on several projects carried out by the Italian company in Egypt, notably a project to upgrade Noras gas field in the Nile Delta