ABU SLEIMAN QUESTIONS LOGIC BEHIND GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO NEGOTIATE DIRECTLY, HOLD CONSENSUAL CONTRACTS IN ENERGY DOSSIER

Is it reasonable, after what Lebanon has gone through and following the October 17 Revolution, that the government would decide on holding direct negotiations between the Minister of Energy and the manufacturing companies and arrange for mutual consent contracts to build production plants, instead of conducting transparent tenders?” questioned former Labor Minister, Attorney Kamil Abu Sleiman, via his Twitter account on Saturday.

 

He added: “The excuse of time is not convincing, because the Water & Energy Ministry has all the necessary studies and consultants to conduct tenders in a speedy manner. These tenders can be limited to international manufacturers, such as GE & Siemens, and others…Implementing the current electricity plan, as stipulated by the cabinet’s decision, does not match the economic logic and the views of the relevant international organizations in wake of the crisis. The government must amend the plan!”

 

Source: National News Agency

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