After the latest decision to extend the general mobilization for another month in Lebanon, the Council of Ministers approved a request made by the Minister of Telecommunications Talal Hawat.
According to Minister Hawat, this request has been approved in support of “Lebanese citizens and internet companies in light of these exceptional economic conditions”.
This request requires doubling the internet speed and doubling the volume of consumption for internet subscribers on the Ogero network, and without any additional costs.
That free service will be in force until the end of September 2020 and can be extended by the Council of Ministers.
The council also agreed on reducing prices for subscribers of Internet companies for the same period of time.
This could come to give some comfort to the people, while the economic collapse is hitting Lebanon hard, with the dollar in the black market edging 10,000 LBP.
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Mike Sport and numerous brand stores are currently in protest. They shut down their stores across the country to pressure the government for immediate, long-overdue reforms.
Meanwhile, the IMF negotiations don’t seem to go well.