Egypt plans to add subsidised cooking oil to a new smart card system implemented last year, Supplies Minister Khaled Hanafi said on Monday, a move aimed at saving money and cutting down queues for poor consumers.
The government is
About 90 percent of Egypt's main commercial users of petroleum products have begun using electronic smart cards for fuel purchases, the company contracted for the project designed to reduce costly energy subsidies said on Monday.
Libya plans to limit the costly subsidies its citizens enjoy when buying motor fuel - much of which is smuggled into Tunisia for resale at higher prices - by introducing a "smart card" system like one newly implemented in neighbouring
Egypt is hoping to implement a smart card system at the start of 2014 for fuel purchases by vehicle drivers, Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said on Tuesday.
The finance ministry said in July it planned to phase in the card syste
Egypt will begin using smart cards in the next few weeks to distribute gasoline and diesel, Oil Minister Sherif Haddara said, in a step towards meeting IMF terms for a loan.
The first smart cards will go to fuel stations and then
Bahrain is set to be the first Gulf country to allow GCC nationals to complete all official procedures - whether governmental and non-governmental - using only their identity smart cards.
Other GCC countries are expected to follow
Bahrain is expected to be the first Gulf country to allow GCC nationals to complete all official procedures using only their identity smart card, said a senior government official.
Other GCC countries are expected to follow suit,
New sales of Orbit Showtime will offer up to 75 exclusive premium channels on one smart card on Nilesat offering a choice of first run movies, international sports, Western, Arabic, and Filipino entertainment from August 14.
Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), a leading smart card processing company in Africa, has reported an increase of 17 per cent in its client base in 2008 over 2007.
In 2008, MSCC’s growth in revenue increased by 41 per cent, while pr
Al Rajhi Bank has installed advanced Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) across Saudi Arabia that accept chip-cards based on international standards.
Visa operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network and has provided techni