Walid Fayad, Minister of Energy, met with Amin Salam, Minister of Economy and Trade, on Monday, “about subjects of shared interest that largely include the citizens’ pressing problems, notably the role of both ministries in dealing with the financial swings of the US dollar exchange rate.”
“Our main objective is to improve the hours of EDL’s power supply — to become consistent eight to ten hours — in the near future by securing Egyptian gas and Jordanian energy; we’re confident that the monthly electricity cost will become less burdensome,” Fayad added.
He went on to point out that dealing with the situation of private generators is a necessity. “Yet, we seek to simultaneously reconcile the interests of the citizen, who needs electricity at the lowest cost, and that of generator owners, in a bid to ensure the permanence of their work at the current stage.”
In turn, Minister Salam pointed out that “the problems of the electricity sector are known to all; work is underway on short-term solutions to increase the hours of power supply, pending sustainable solutions that involve the establishment of power stations in Lebanon, which will positively affect all sectors.”