Acting information minister Abbas Halabi said Cabinet has discussed the land transport sector demands, in its session today, Wednesday.
Taxi and public transportation drivers had started on Wednesday a three-day strike to pressure the government to take a decision on improving the conditions of the drivers.
Halabi said that Cabinet has approved, during the session, to assign the minister of Public Works and Transportation, the minister of Interior and the minister of Finance to follow up on the drivers demands. the ministers were asked to take into consideration the state’s financial capabilities.
Cabinet also decided to include the treasury advance, that Energy Minister Walid Fayyad had requested as a funding for Électricité du Liban, in the state budget.
The plan presented by Fayyad must be approved first, Halabi said.
Fayyad said that his plan includes administrative reforms in the energy sector and an increase in power production.
The discussion of the so-called customs dollar was postponed to the next session that will be held on Thursday morning.