Hizbullah and AMAL stressed on Saturday the importance of maintaining security and stability in Lebanon, away from any tension between all the Lebanese foes, amid the increasing rate of security incidents in the country.
AMAL and Hizbullah’s representatives also urged in a statement, following a coordination meeting, all parties to voice their support to the national role played by the army as it remains the only guarantee for unity in the country.
Concerning the lingering electricity crisis, both parties considered that the complaints of the citizens are “rightful,” calling on the concerned authorities to swiftly resolve and facilitate the implementation of the plans approved by the parliament and cabinet.
The cabinet agreed in March to lease two Turkish power-generating vessels for a maximum of three years to produce 270 megawatts as the parliament approved in 2011 to construct 700 megawatts power plants.
“The increasing electricity rationing is affecting the citizens, the companies and threatening food, economy, security, social and living conditions,” the statement pointed out.
Frequent power cuts have been witnessed in Lebanon over the past week, with citizens venting their frustrations through blocking roads in various regions across the country.
They criticized blocking roads and burning tires as it is increasing the health and environmental burdens on citizens who are “paying the price twice.”
Lebanon has long suffered from electricity outages because of shortages at its power plants whose maximum capacity is less than 1,500 megawatts but the country’s actual need exceeds 2,300 megawatts.
On the abduction of the 11 Lebanese pilgrims in Syria, the statement said that it is a “national case,” urging the Lebanese authorities to support the families of the kidnapped men and deal with the case in a serious manner as “it should be considered as a priority.”
The Lebanese men were on their way back from a pilgrimage in Iran when gunmen intercepted their buses in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.
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