Power Barges Deal Hits the Wall as Tendering Process Rejected

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Power Barges Deal Hits the Wall as Tendering Process Rejected

The power barges deal, that recently sparked controversy due to its doubtful aspects, has apparently hit the wall as the body in charge of supervising state tenders has ruled the plan as illegal.

According to Al-Joumhouria newspaper, the official tendering management committee deemed the process as void given that only one bidder (Turkish company Karpowership) had submitted an offer.

The committee's report has been referred to Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil who, in his turn, must set out another one to be submitted to the government.

However, those who masterminded the power barges deal are still putting pressure so as to pass their scheme, the daily has learned.

Source: Kataeb.org