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Minister of Energy and Water, Walid Fayyad, announced that he tried to avoid Al-Zahrani Plant to stop working after the statement that was published by Electricity of Lebanon (EDL).
EDL published in the morning a statement that states that the Al-Zahrani power plant, the only power plant producing electricity currently in Lebanon on the grid, will stop working this afternoon.
The Minister told Al-Jadeed: “I sent a text message to the Governor of the Bank of Lebanon and spoke with Prime Minister Najib Mikati and made a phone call to the Minister of Finance.”
He mentioned that he was trying his best to avoid stopping the plant and he’s waiting for the response of the contractor and the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL).
He added:” I asked them to pay the Bank of Lebanon the dues of the Al-Zahrani plant. And I did a lot and more than what I have to do regarding this file.”
Lebanon is already enduring a severe scarcity of power supplies. The suspension of the only power plant producing electricity on the grid will propel the electricity crisis into a plain catastrophe.