Cabinet will discuss today, Wednesday, the management of solid waste and the strategies of the Environment Ministry, while the electricity file will not be discussed, according to Environment Minister Walid Nassar.
Nassar told al-Anbaa news portal, in remarks published Wednesday, that two imminent sessions will discuss the electricity plan and the increase of the telecom tariffs.
A Cabinet session last week witnessed a heated exchange between Energy Minister Walid Fayyad and Prime Minister Najib Miqati who reportedly told Fayyad to “shut up.”
The session got adjourned and the electricity debate was again postponed.
Fayyad’s plan aims to secure nine hours of electricity daily while increasing the tariffs.
Former Director General of Investment at the Energy Ministry Ghassan Baydoun considered the plan to be “mysterious” and “delusive.”
Baydoun told al-Anbaa that the plan recycles old plans like the plan of former Energy Minister Jebran Bassil. “It brings nothing new to the table,” he added.
Baydoun said that Fayyad’s plan depends on four “unguaranteed” sources, citing the Jordanian gas, the Iraqi oil, the treasury loan and the Egyptian electricity.