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Egypt uncovers plan to turn 50,000 vehicles into gas-powered ones annually

MENA , Wednesday 14 Aug 2019
File Photo: Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources speaks during an interview with Reuters (Photo: Reuters)
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Petroleum Minister Tarek El-Molla said preparations are underway for implementing an integrated work plan to expand the use of natural gas as vehicle fuel and encourage citizens to turn their cars into bi-fuel vehicles that are capable of running on two fuels (natural gas and gasoline) through offering payment facilities.

In a statement on Wednesday, El-Molla added that the ministry's plan targets transforming 50,000 vehicles into gas-powered ones on an annual basis.

The plan comes in support of a vision adopted by the political leadership and government to replace gasoline and diesel engines in private cars and public transport vehicles with natural gas ones via coordination among the ministries concerned, El-Molla said.

In this regard, the minister noted that the plan includes establishing gas supply stations nationwide and providing new financing mechanisms needed to turn vehicles into gas-powered ones.

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