Several governorates in Egypt started implementing measures to rationalize electricity consumption, under instructions received from the cabinet to improve energy consumption in public facilities.
The Nile Corniche in Luxor and the tourist walkway dimmed its lights, only illuminating the main lampposts, as well as turning off the lights of the government offices except for the main entrances, including the governorate’s general office and all government departments.
In addition to dimming the lights in mosques at the time of Ishaa prayer, the lights of the ancient Pharaonic temples in the eastern and western banks were also turned off, as well as dimming the lights in all streets and squares such as “Abu Al-Hajjaj” and “Salah Al-Din” and the rest of the squares in the city.
Governor Mostafa Alham stressed the importance of coordinating with concerned authorities to implement measures to rationalize electricity consumption in public facilities, schools, mosques, youth centers, all streets, squares and clubs, to achieve the goal of providing electricity.
Adjusting to a time of global crisis
In Sharqiya, Governor Mamdouh Ghorab held a meeting with the head of the electricity sector in the governorate Essam al-Husseini to discuss ways to better rationalize electricity consumption in government buildings, public facilities, sports clubs, youth centers, covered halls, and stadiums that use scout lights, as well as reducing the lighting of main streets.
The governor said that due to global crises Egypt requires concerted efforts towards implementing a package of urgent measures, to continue providing the best services to citizens.
Ghorab issued his instructions to follow up the electricity consumption in all public facilities and government departments, and rationalize its consumption in implementation of the instructions of the Prime Minister, as well as the formation of committees in each service building, to follow up the procedures for achieving the state’s goals for energy rationalization.