Development Program Objectives:
The development objective of the Household Natural Gas Connection Project for Egypt is to assist the Arab Republic of Egypt to increase household access to reliable, lower cost, grid connected natural gas supply. The project comprises of three components.
The first component, gas network expansion and household connections will finance investments necessary to expanding the gas networks in the project areas and connecting 1.5 million households to the distribution networks. It includes four sub-components:
(i) gas transmission connections and pressure reduction stations (PRSs);
(ii) gas distribution network and connections;
(iii) strengthening capacity for connection scale up; and
(iv) establishment of customer service centers.
The second component, financial support for household connection charges in disadvantaged areas will expand the grid to eleven Governorates that will include relatively poorer areas of Egypt.
The third component, institutional strengthening will contribute to the improvement of the governance structure and fiscal transparency and accountability at Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and will support development of the gas sector regulations. It consists of following two sub-components:
(i) development of a financial management and information system (FMIS); and
(ii) technical assistance for gas sector regulatory development
Strengthening the national network of natural gas and improve the standard of living of the Egyptian citizen and eliminating the use of gas pipelines .