President Abdel Fattah El- Sisi issued directives on Saturday to persist with the efforts meant to upgrade the electricity and petroleum sectors in order to improve the services provided and meet Egypt’s development requirements of energy.
Sisi’s remarks were made during his meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tareq el Molla, Finance Minister Amr el Garhy and acting chief of the General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel.
The president also ordered continuing implementing the economic reform program, affirming in this regard the importance of increasing the spending on the comprehensive development sectors, particularly health, education and infrastructure, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
Sisi also ordered the government to adhere to what is targeted as per the state budget's general indicators for the fiscal year 2018/2019.
The meeting touched on following up the ongoing efforts to improve the services provided to citizens, with the electricity minister reviewing the latest developments with regard to upgrading the national power grid in addition to a number of national projects being implemented in the electricity sector.
Meanwhile, Sisi was briefed on the efforts exerted by the Petroleum Ministry to develop the sector of petroleum and mineral resources. On that score, Molla reviewed the steps taken to improve the performance of the sector in its various activities.