| 29 May 2022, Sunday |

Bakery owners in Mount Lebanon: No need to panic

The head of the Bakery Owners Syndicate in Mount Lebanon, Antoine Seif, called for “not to rush to buy bread, because flour and wheat are available and there is no fear of their interruption, despite the lack of a clear policy towards this sector.”

He attributed through the “Central” the lack of flour to that “there are mills that have wheat, but they do not grind it because the Banque du Liban did not provide the required support, in addition to the fact that wheat inspection was carried out on ships, while today it is done in mills’ silos, which leads to delaying the results for a few days first due to The absence of employees from the institute that examines the material due to the current conditions, and secondly, as a result of the slowness in providing results.”

Seif announced that “Siblin Mill resumed grinding and distribution because its problem was the support from the Banque du Liban, knowing that the latter demanded to sign an agreement with the Lebanese government to borrow it for support, because the money allocated for support increased a lot due to inflation and the high exchange rate of the dollar and thus became expensive.”

He stressed that “two or three ships loaded with wheat are waiting at sea, carrying about 25,000 tons, until they are allowed to unload after the approval of the Banque du Liban.”

  • Sawt Beirut International