A ministerial panel on Thursday adopted a plan proposed by the energy minister to resolve the country’s chronic electricity problem, referring it to the Cabinet.
LBCI television said the panel finished its meetings “without resolving a lot of points of contention.”
“It decided to postpone them to a Cabinet session that will be held on Monday,” LBCI added.
Ministerial sources meanwhile told MTV that President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri will hold consultations ahead of the session.
Information Minister Jamal al-Jarrah meanwhile told reporters that the plan seeks to “lower the technical wastage” of electricity, adding that electricity fees will be hiked when power supply reaches the 20-hour threshold.
“The plan is comprehensive and it serves the main goal of slashing deficit and boosting production,” Jarrah said.
“There are two choices for the tendering process and have left the decision to the government,” he added.