| 24 February 2024, Saturday |

A LL300 million treasury advance for Civil Defense to purchase fuel  

Caretaker Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, issued a decision mandating the Ministry of Finance to grant the Higher Relief Council an amount of LL300 million.

The funds will be transferred from the budget reserve as a treasury advance to purchase fuel (diesel and petrol) from oil facilities in Zahrani for the benefit of the General Directorate of Civil Defense.

The fund will be deposited with the Lebanese Army, and will be used by the General Directorate of Civil Defense to raise the readiness of its vehicles, facilitate and speed up its operations in light of the current circumstances the country is going through.

As per the decision, the General Directorate of Civil Defense will be responsible for purchasing, delivering, and storing the material, in coordination with the Lebanese Army.

The allocated amount will be deducted from the General Directorate of Civil Defense’s budget.