Prime Minister: Shops will close at 10 pm, except for the supermarket

He said Dr. Mostafa MadboulyThe Prime Minister said that, in light of efforts to rationalize electricity, it was decided to close commercial stores at 10 pm, with the exception of the supermarket at 1 am, starting next week, explaining that a plan had been drawn up to reduce the period Power outage The crisis was overcome in the summer at a cost estimated at one billion dollars, in addition to contracting for shipments of diesel estimated at 300 thousand tons, arriving at the beginning of next week, at a cost of 180 million dollars.

He continued, saying: “Continuing to reduce loads for 3 hours at the end of this week, and starting next week, two hours a day, and reduce gradually until the crisis gradually ends.”Stop cutting off electricity From the third week.

He explained that the month of June witnessed 3 unprecedented heat waves, explaining that yesterday we were close to consuming 36 gigabytes of electricity consumption due to the temperatures, explaining that Egypt stopped exporting 3 years ago due to the increasing volume of consumption.

He continued, saying, “One of the fields in neighboring countries went out of service, a malfunction occurred, and it stopped working for more than 12 hours, which led to an increase in the period of power outage yesterday.”

He reiterated the government’s apology to the people regarding the issue of cutting off electricity, saying, “I receive messages from… Complaints of power outages And the extent of the suffering of Egyptian citizens and families.”

He added in television statements that the electricity crisis will be completely ended by the end of this year, as we said before, explaining that there is no power generation or transportation crisis, but rather a fuel procurement crisis.

Today, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting; To discuss solutions to a problem Power outageAnd ways to reduce the load shedding period, and reach radical solutions to the crisis, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Shaker Al-Marqabi, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Engineer/ Tarek El-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Engineer/Jaber Desouki, President of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, and Engineer/Yassin. Mohamed, Chairman of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, and a number of officials from the concerned authorities.

The Prime Minister confirmed, at the beginning of the meeting, that the government is well aware of the dimensions of the current crisis related to power outages to reduce loads, and there have been efforts during the last period, and the state, with its various relevant agencies, is working to end this crisis as soon as possible.

In this context, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly drew attention to the directives of His Excellency Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, to quickly work on Ending the power outage crisisBy taking decisions to reduce periods of power outages, with the need to put in place various possible mechanisms in order to end this crisis as soon as possible, adding that the government is currently seeking to put in place mechanisms that guarantee an end to the crisis, in coordination with the relevant ministries and agencies.

The meeting witnessed a review of a number of measures that were immediately implemented, contributing to reducing this problem and resolving it completely.

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