Eng./ Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Major General /Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai signed a cooperation protocol to convert vehicles in Sharm El Sheik to work with CNG, in pursuant of supporting city’s hospitality of Conference of the Parties in UN Convention regarding climate change (Cop27) next November.
El Molla stated that such protocol comes within the framework of Egypt’s preparations to host Cop27 climate summit at Sharm El Sheik. In conformity of President of the Republic AbdelFattah El-Sisi's directives to transform Sharm El Sheik into a green city, taking into consideration that petroleum sector has established number of 5 CNG fueling stations and underway executing 3 new CNG fueling stations, hence such stations will be equipped to fuel vehicles and buses at governorate also during conference period. In addition to providing mobile gas station during conference period, in order to contribute in facilitating CNG fueling.
For his part, Fouda pointed that in the context of the protocol, EGAS through its affiliated Companies GASTEC and CARGAS, is converting vehicles to run by bi-fuel (CNG– gasoline) and the governorate will provide companies with data of vehicles to be converted also provide all aspects of cooperation to facilitate transferring the required materials and labours for conversion. GASTEC and CARGAS will undertake necessary technical inspection for vehicles and determine its conversion systems. The conversion process will take place at GASTEC’s center in Ruwaisat City as well as at suitable locations that will be provided by the governorate. The protocol includes that companies will offer a grant at value of L.E. 5 million as a support to convert vehicles to work with CNG.