Report: Russia Offers to Build Power Plant in Lebanon

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Lebanon’s problematic electricity file is one of the government's focal issues amid reports claiming that a Russian proposal to build a power plant could end the suffering of Lebanese, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

Ministerial sources told the daily, the government is keen on finding a permanent solution and that Lebanon’s various political parties have adamantly vowed that there will be “no turning back.”

They said “a serious debate on finding a near solution for the electricity file has started, putting an end for dubious tenders adopted over the past years that wasted large amounts of treasury and were the main reason for the serious deficit it suffers.”

Well-informed sources said the Russian proposal aims to build a power plant that supplies Lebanon with 24/24 electricity.

“The plant can be established in a short period of time,” they said.

According to the sources, this offer includes willingness to build an atomic energy plant, similar to a plant built by the Russians in Turkey at no cost.

Lebanon suffers a severe shortage in electricity. The sector is a substantial drain on the state’s treasury.

According to the World Bank, it is responsible for 40 percent of Lebanon’s public deficit.

Comments 3
Thumb canadianleb 21 February 2019, 14:30

Good news for the Lebanese people bad news for the politicians. by the way what is 24/24? I know 7/24 but never heard of 24/24...

Thumb whyaskwhy 21 February 2019, 17:54

Lol 24x24 is what most Lebanese are hoping for but in reality their hopes and wishes are more likely to come from 24x24 from the generators.

Thumb natour 21 February 2019, 21:05

Why did Bassil/Abi Khalil refused the Siemens offer. Is it because the Germans are reputed never to give out kickbacks or commissions and the Russians don't have this problem.