Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that his country has been able to achieve self-sufficiency in its natural gas needs, pointing out that Egypt will achieve self-sufficiency in petroleum products by 2023.
Madbouly reviewed the achievements of the Egyptian government, according to Al-Ahram Gate, saying: “The World Bank Group announced at the end of 2019 the implementation of 32 stations, in cooperation with the private sector, and the electrical connection between Egypt and Sudan was completed, and the value of investments for oil wealth reached 11 billion dollars, and many were implemented. Projects … 63 million tons of crude oil, butane and petroleum products were produced, and 26 exploration and exploration agreements were signed … the government has achieved self-sufficiency in natural gas and gas delivery to 141 regions, and Egypt will achieve self-sufficiency in petroleum products 2023.
He continued, “The government program is based on 3 axes, the first of which is protecting Egyptian national security. The government has been keen on preparing the Egyptian armed forces from arming and training, as well as combating terrorist outposts, and in the field of water security, the Egyptian government has preserved every drop of water and expanded and established and develop drainage stations Of health and treated water, 53 water stations have been completed in several governorates, with a capacity of more than 9 billion pounds and a capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters.
He added, “7 seawater desalination plants with a capacity of 250 thousand cubic meters have been implemented at a cost of 4 billion pounds that serve 1.4 million citizens in the Red Sea governorates .. Regarding energy, the government has made remarkable achievements, as 2,700 megawatts have been added with investments of 34 billion pounds, in addition to private sector investments “.