Egypt to ration subsidised bread- minister

CAIRO, March 19 Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:32am EDT

CAIRO, March 19 (Reuters) - Egypt will start rationing subsidised bread and cooking gas using smart cards after two months, the country's minister of supplies said on Tuesday in comments to the state news agency.

Minister Bassem Ouda said the government would begin implementing the system on a trial basis in the cities of Port Fouad and Port Said.