On 17/3/2003 Jordanian Energy Minister and an Egyptian delegate representing the Ministry of Electricity & Energy had witnessed the start of the marine pipeline construction from Taba to El Aqabah.
The Egyptian Ambassador in Jordan Dr. Mohamed Hegazy explains that a specialized International Company will execute the 14-km marine segment after the Egyptian company El-Sharq complete the first part of the line from East Suez to Taba with a total length of 248 km. The project will provide El-Aqabah power station with 12 billion cubic meter of Egyptian Gas.
The next stage of the project, from Aqabah to the Syrian boarder with a total length of 380-km had been awarded to an Egyptian consortium formed by EGAS, Enppi, Petrojet, and GASCO, through the international tender to build, own and operate concession. The total cost of the pipeline segment from Aqabah to Rehab is USD 350 million. The new Jordanian Egyptian Company "EL FAGR" will supervise the execution of the second stage of the project.
Mr. Galal Salem the General Manager of Petrojet in Jordan had declared that Petrojet will handle the construction of the Egyptian Jordanian gas pipeline from Aqabah in south Jordan to El Rehab in north Jordan. The work is scheduled to start on June 2003. The project is expected to be completed by January 2005.