SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 30 November 2021, Tuesday |

Government meeting to discuss the repercussions of the financial crisis on public utilities

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati chaired the third meeting of the “committee dedicated to address the repercussions of the financial and economic crisis on public utilities” this afternoon, in the Grand Serail.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Saadeh Al-Shami, Minister of Education and Higher Education Abbas Al-Halabi, Minister of Justice Henry El-Khoury, Minister of Finance Youssef Khalil, Minister of State for Administrative Development Najla Riachi, Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar, Minister of Industry George Bushkian, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Bassam Mawlawi Minister of Public Health Firas Abead, Minister of Labor Mustafa Bayram, Minister of Public Works and Transport Ali Hamieh, Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayyad, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Judge Mahmoud Makiya and President of the Civil Service Council Nasreen Mashmoushi.

Minister Riachi said after the meeting: “We had asked the Minister of Finance to prepare a study on the repercussions of the numerous crises on the functioning of the public sector, but the exacerbation and acceleration of crises are racing solutions.”

Hence, the committee decided to hold another meeting next Thursday so that the minister could prepare a study with clear and specific numbers.”