| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

What is the World Bank delegation doing in Lebanon?

After a meeting in the Serail with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the Regional Director for the Middle East at the World Bank, Saroj Kumar Gah, announced that “there is a delegation from the World Bank visiting Lebanon to see how the Lebanese economy works, prepare a plan for financial recovery, and how to develop other structural reforms with regard to electricity and water”.

He said that Lebanon needs to give priority to finalizing the reform paper with the concerned parties in order to reach its approval and adoption. Kumar Jah also informed the Prime Minister that the World Bank would like to see the adoption of an electricity plan as soon as possible because it is a prerequisite for it in order to secure financing for the electricity sector.

The captains of the liberal professions in Lebanon held a meeting during which the attendees were briefed on the work of the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons, where the Chairman of the Committee, Lawyer Karim Daher, discussed the book that will be sent to the International Monetary Fund after he expressed his doubts about the issue of the risk of cutting time by the government until the parliamentary elections and the assumption that a government will not be formed after that, and whether the caretaker government can negotiate or not.

To learn more about this topic, the head of the Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Depositors, Lawyer Karim Daher, joined us.

  • Sawt Beirut International