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Egypt’s Ageing Buses and Microbuses Are Getting a Natural Gas Makeover

To paint the country’s future green, 2,262 public buses in Cairo and Alexandria will receive a new natural gas outfit, while microbus owners will receive cash to pay for the conversion to natural gas.

Old buses and microbuses that have been coughing up smoke from their tired exhaust pipes across Egypt are about to get a shining new makeover as part of a natural gas transition scheme.


In an effort to paint the country’s future green, 2,262 public transport buses across Cairo and Alexandria will receive a new natural gas outfit, while owners of microbuses manufactured over 20 years ago are eligible for cash incentives of up to EGP 65,000 to be spent on converting their vehicles to natural gas.


The makeover includes equipping vehicles with natural gas cylinders to help slow the country’s carbon emissions contributions and decrease fossil fuel use. At a cost of EGP 1.2 billion for the buses alone, the initiative recognises that there’s no price too high for a more environmentally-friendly future.