Egypt Plans To Cease Power Cuts During Ramadan

Egypt Plans To Cease Power Cuts During Ramadan

– Daily power cuts to be suspended during Ramadan, per an announcement by the Egyptian cabinet

– Implementation of a nationwide load-shedding program in mid-July to alleviate strain on Egypt’s gas network

– Extension of daily power cut duration in October due to temperature increases and reduced gas imports; restriction to morning hours during mid-year exams season announced in January

The Egyptian cabinet announced the suspension of daily power cuts throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan, according to its statement during its official weekly meeting.

In mid-July, the government implemented a nationwide load-shedding program to ease pressure on Egypt’s gas network, exacerbated by rising temperatures and heightened use of air conditioners.

Subsequently, the government extended the duration of daily power cuts in October due to further temperature increases and a decrease in gas imports.

However, in January, the cabinet announced a restriction on power cuts to morning hours during the mid-year exams season to support students.

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, commences on March 11 in Egypt and spans 30 days, as announced by the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) last Wednesday.

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