By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 13 November 2013:
A contract has been signed with an Italian company to install a town gas supply . . .[restrict]for Tripoli. Town gas will also be supplied in Tajoura.
The €78-million contract was signed between Padua-based Enerco Distribuzione and the General Company for Gas Transmission and Distribution, Gasly.
The project had been under discussion since 2010 but was finalised only last month. The objective is to bring gas supplies to hospitals, public buildings and factories as well as homes. It will mean an end to people having to buy bottled gas and should be a safer alternative. It should also see the price of gas reduced. However, given that very few people currently pay for water or electricity supplies, it is not yet clear how the gas company will in future ensure full income.
There is as yet no information when the project will start, how long it will take and the full area to be covered.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Ali Hussein Al-Sharif and the Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Buccino. [/restrict]