Bassil accused of corruption in suspending Ammar project

The Lebanese minister of energy Gebran Bassil was accused by MP Ghazi Youssef of suspending the construction project of a power plant in Deir Amar which was won by the Spanish company Abener-Butec because the Aounist company that bid for the project and his partner lost. Youssef said: “Two companies related to the Aounists bid […]

Bassil: Safadi signed off on down payment for power ships

Energy Minister said that Finance minister Mohammad Safadi has signed the letter of credit for the down payment for the power-generating ships, LBC reported on Monday. This comes after Prime Minister Najib Mikati told As-Safir in remarks published last Wednesday that the power-generating ships

Electric power blackouts to continue in Lebanon

It appears that Electric power blackouts to continue for a long while in Lebanon according to a report by As-Safir newspaper. Prime Minister Najib Mikati told As-Safir in remarks published on Wednesday that the power-generating ships that the cabinet agreed to rent had yet to head to Lebanon pending the 22 percent down payment of […]

Power blackout reported at Beirut international airport

Power blackout was reported at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport leading to an interruption in the cooling system, National News Agency reported on Friday. Officials at the only Lebanese international airport said they were making the necessary contacts with the Electricité du Liban (EDL) company to restore

EDL part-time employees end the sit-in: Ghosn

General Workers Union chief Ghassan Ghosn said on Friday that the part-time employees at the Electricité du Liban (EDL) company decided to suspend their sit-in at the company’s headquarters in Beirut. “It was agreed to pay the workers their overdue salaries and approve their right to pensions,” Ghosn said following his meeting with the workers.