Najm said that following the Lebanese decision, Karadeniz decided that it would shut off the ships’ generators, warning that this might cause Lebanon to experience “total darkness.”
“We hope that all Lebanese officials will approach this issue in a way that does not lead to stopping work in the ships’ generators.”
“At the same time, we have asked the director-general of electricity and the Energy Minister to prepare for the worst in case that happened, upon which we would need a gasoil ship immediately. We will discuss that later at the beginning of next week,” the MP said.
According to Al-Jadeed, caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar negotiated with the Turkish firm to postpone shutting off the generators until after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. The firm then decided that it would cut the electricity supply by the weekend.
Reportedly, the initial decision was to turn off the generators as soon as today, Tuesday.
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