MP Qabbani: Parliament should vote on cabinet’s electricity bill version

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March 14 MP Mohammad Qabbani told Future News television on Wednesday that his Future Movement parliamentary bloc wants the parliament to cast a vote on the electricity plan that includes the amendments that the cabinet made during its September 7 session.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati said , following the cabinet’s approval of the electricity plan that a supervising committee for the energy spending will be formed within three months, while a new administrative board for Electricite du Liban ( EDL) will be formed in two months.

Qabbani said that the plan submitted to the parliamentary committees does not match the cabinet’s decisions made on September 7.

“We want to have an electricity project based on regulations and transparency and not squandering,” Qabbani said

“We want a project that is harmonious with what the cabinet approved. I do not think the [cabinet] agrees to a project other than the one it has has already approved .”

Other March 14 leaders expressed the same concerns about the bill submitted to the parliamentary committees.March 14 MP Ahmad Fatfat said on Monday that Energy Minister Gebran Bassil is trying “to evade what the cabinet approved.”

“The March 14 opposition wants electricity to be provided , but rules must be applied to avoid squandering.”

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9 responses to “MP Qabbani: Parliament should vote on cabinet’s electricity bill version”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    So … with luck … a committee will be formed, and then a ‘board’ can research the costs, and THEN they can make decisions on the amounts that need to be spent. Something sounding more sensible in this ???

    By the way… do they ALL need to drop into Future News to make after-statements? No reporter reads the cabinet records??

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    So … with luck … a committee will be formed, and then a ‘board’ can research the costs, and THEN they can make decisions on the amounts that need to be spent. Something sounding more sensible in this ???

  3. Such a phenomenon has the properties of a wave, and is naturally referred to as an electromagnetic wave. Electromagnetic waves were analysed theoretically by James Clerk Maxwell.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Do poles stop waves? Is that why they can’t plant poles? 😉

  4. Such a phenomenon has the properties of a wave, and is naturally referred to as an electromagnetic wave. Electromagnetic waves were analysed theoretically by James Clerk Maxwell.

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      Do poles stop waves? Is that why they can’t plant poles? 😉

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