| 25 May 2024, Saturday |

Kreidieh to “Sawt Beirut International”: Internet outage is inevitable

It is certain that the fuel crisis affected all sectors, the most prominent of which today is a sector that threatens the Lebanese with inevitable isolation, due to the loss of diesel fuel, harsh electrical rationing and the extinguishing of private generators. Ogero is suffering as severely as all companies, administrations and citizens. Is there a tendency to endow the last focal point of hope that connects us to the outside world?

Ogero Director General Imad Kreidieh confirmed in a call with “Sawt Beirut International” that “the internet outage in Lebanon has become an inevitable matter in order to price it on fresh dollars,” explaining that “purchasing diesel for dollars may put them in front of a legal dilemma.”

He added: “Today we live in an electricity crisis, and power plants are almost halted. Hence, the internet networks will not work as long as there is no electricity or energy, and this problem will not only affect the internet sector, but will also affect all public and private utilities alike, whether from ministries, hospitals, and others.”

Kreidieh continued, “The Internet problem may be solved if serious measures are taken by the government in the matter of the high price of diesel,” noting that “Ogero Authority demanded the pricing of diesel at the Lebanese pound.”

And he concluded, stressing, “If the fuel pricing crisis is not resolved, Ogero, like any company, cannot continue.”

  • Sawt Beirut International