Lebanon

$295 million for Lebanon’s rapid transport

The World Bank has approved a $295 million package to overhaul the transport sector. The Greater Beirut Public Transport Project (GBPTP) is expected to ease congestions on roads and unlock private finance in the infrastructure sector. The project will be financed by a $225 million loan. The Global Concessional Financing…

UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Lebanon

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation by States of one of the main international human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is meeting in Geneva from 12 March to 6 April 2018. The Committee reviewed Lebanon on (15-16 March). Lebanon is among the 169…

Location-Based Services – The Next Technology Evolution for Lebanon’s Retail Industry

  Mobile devices have changed how we work and navigate daily life, which means there’s a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the growing use of mobile apps. Location-based services mean that retailers can leverage mobile devices and Bluetooth technology to provide offers to customers and prospects, help customers and employees…

$1.6 billion in upcoming private investments in renewable energy

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) launched an Expression of Interest (EoI) for three solar farms that will generate 70 to 100 megawatts (MW) each. Each solar farm should have battery storage capacity of 70 Megawatt Hour (MWh). It is the first time such a requirement has been made.…

Dekwaneh is the first of seven industrial zones under renovation in Lebanon

The Ministry of Industry (MoI) signed an agreement with the Municipality of Dekwaneh and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA), part of Balamand University, to develop the industrial zone in Dekwaneh-Mar Roukoz. Dany Gedeon, Director General at the Ministry, said: “This project is part of the Ministry’s plan to…

Why should the Immigrants vote in the upcoming elections?

  Lebanon expects to hold a parliamentary election on May 6, 2018. The Lebanese abroad will vote on 27 April for the immigrants living in the Arab countries and on 29 April for the immigrants living in Europe, Africa and America, according to the decree of the Lebanese Ministry of…

IDAL launched a new Business Support Unit

Today Idal launched a new Business Support Unit, which will be the first of its kind within the framework of a government entity in Lebanon. Its mission is to provide legal advice and free financial services to startups. Are you a startup or innovator in the ICT, Technology, Telecommunications, Agro-Tech, Digital Media,…

Lebanon, Brazil to create agricultural bilateral committee

The Arab Chamber hosted a meeting between Lebanon’s Ministry of Agriculture and representatives of 12 Brazilian import and export companies to promote the Arab country’s products. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce welcomed a delegation of Lebanon’s Ministry of Agriculture on Monday (29) morning for a meeting with Brazilian business…

Announcement to Lebanese expatriates who registered to vote abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants would like to draw the attention of the Lebanese expatriates who registered to vote abroad in the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections, and whose applications met the legal requirements, but their names were not listed in the electoral lists published on the official website…

24-hour electricity in Beirut next year

The Municipality of Beirut is preparing to provide the capital with 24-hour electricity next year, said Jamal Itani, Chairman of the Municipal Council. Beirut needs between 150 and 200 megawatts to cover the daily blackout of four and a half hours on average. “We have contacted Electricité du Liban (EDL)…