Lebanon awaiting approval, funding for electricity link through Syria

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AMMAN — Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayyad said on Wednesday that his country is waiting for the approval of the US administration and funding from the World Bank to implement agreements to supply Lebanon with electricity through Syria, on the sidelines of his participation in MENA Europe Future Energy Dialogue. اضافة اعلان

He told Al-Mamlaka TV: “We are waiting for… (the) US administration to finalize the absence of negative repercussions from the Caesar Act on these agreements”, and confirmed “the completion of all the conditions set by the World Bank to implement its financing promises… so that the Lebanese can enjoy a quantity of electricity... especially since during the summer the demand increases and the number of visitors to Lebanon increases.”

Fayyad expressed his thanks to Jordan and considered the conference an opportunity to help Lebanon find solutions that increase its electricity supply.

Lebanon is witnessing an electricity crisis, with the rationing hours exceeding 22 hours, amid the inability of the authorities, in the midst of the economic collapse, to import fuel to operate production plants, and the lifting of subsidies on importing fuel necessary to operate private generators exacerbated the situation.

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