The Public Works Parliamentary Committee, the caretaker ministers of energy and finance, Electricite du Liban, the private oil companies and the state-run oil facilities held a meeting Tuesday in the presence of a central bank representative, al-Jadeed TV said.
The meeting was dedicated to studying the fuel subsidization file and it was decided to take the following steps:
– Maintaining subsidization until the ration card is approved
– Asking President Michel Aoun and caretaker PM Hassan Diab to finalize the ration card plan within a week prior to lifting subsidization
– Tasking the army with protecting electricity transfer stations as soon as possible to avoid a power outage across Lebanon
– A gradual increase of fuel prices after the distribution of ration cards