The lack of planning contributed to putting the infrastructure on the total collapse path. Electricity is absent, roads are worn out, water is cut off, and communications are faltering.
The weak financial capabilities of the state necessary to rehabilitate the infrastructure, and the lack of transparency in tender contracts facing favoritism and quotas, are among the primary reasons for the absence of planning and strategic visions.
The Lebanese citizen is the one who pays the price for “lack of planning” at all levels.
In 2021, Saudi Arabia announced the launch of the National Infrastructure Fund of about $53 billion, with the aim of contributing to the development of the financial sector by finding alternative solutions to finance infrastructure projects within the Saudi Vision 2030. The United Arab Emirates ranked first in the Arab world and 12th globally in the Infrastructure quality index in 2020.
So, for how long will Lebanon stay away from the simplest planning policies?