ALGERIA, IRAN AGREE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY PARTNERSHIP

TEHRAN,-- Algeria and Iran will launch a partnership project to assist Algeria in the field of energy efficiency, notably in the conversion of vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), says Algerian Industry and Mining Minister Abdessalem Bouchouareb.

Speaking after meeting Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh here Monday, Bouchouareb told APS that he broached the possibility of creating a partnership with Iran, which has succeeded in converting 1.7 million vehicles to run on CNG, to assist Algeria do the same as part of its national energy efficiency programme.

This programme plans to create in every province micro-enterprises specializing in the conversion of vehicles to run on gas in collaboration with the National Agency for Youth Employment (ANSEJ), he added.

Under the partnership, it is envisaged that the Iranian side will transfer its proven experience in this field to Algeria, said the Minister, who also disclosed two-thirds of the Iranian Saipa model vehicles to be manufactured in Algeria would be equipped with a CNG compressor to enable to uswe CNG as fuel.

Source: Name News Network