The official added that EGPC has recently faced difficulties in monitoring fuel distribution and following up on shipment arrivals at depots and then to stations.
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The government has so far distributed 2.6m out of the targeted 4.5m smart cards, said Tareq Al-Mula, chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC).
Ministry of Supply provides smart ration cards to citizens to meet their needs of bread and other commodities
Fuel subsidies account for a fifth of state spending, but one cash-strapped government after another has resisted attacking the wasteful system, fearful that raising fuel prices could spark unrest.
Cards aimed at cutting smuggling, recording consumption
Egypt’s government is currently undergoing a subsidies reform program in order to help close its budget deficit and secure the obtainment of its pending $4.8bn International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan