Algerian company Sonatrach Monday agreed to provide fuel for Lebanon’s power plants without immediate payment after Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri intervened in the issue, speaking with Algerian officials.
the problem of electricity
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Tuesday called for suspending both the energy minister and his "master", in a hint at caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, over the failure to solve the longstanding electricity crisis in Lebanon. "After weeks of protests in Iraq, the energy minister was dismissed for squandering $40 billion. The World Bank has advised Lebanon to end the rental of Ottoman power-generating barges and build plants instead," Jumblat wrote on Twitter.