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Lebanon’s wind EoI draws companies from 21 countries

Companies from 21 countries have taken part in Lebanon’s Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the development of 200 MW-400 MW of wind capacity. Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) recently published a list of the 42 bidders that have responded to the EoI. Lebanese companies are most prevalent, followed by…

IMMIGRANTS’ REUNION 2018: All Lebanese expatriates and immigrants are invited

Building on the great success of previous Planet Lebanon conferences, we hope that you have enjoyed Planet Lebanon 2017 conference held in Beirut in August 2017. Under the Patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, LIBC is proud to organize and to encourage you to attend  the “Immigrants’ Reunion 2018 “ which…

UN Welcomes Appointment of Members of the Lebanese National Human Rights Institution

Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel and the Regional Representative of the Office High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the Middle East and North Africa, Abdel Salam Sidahmed, welcomed the Cabinet’s appointment yesterday of the ten members of Lebanon’s National Human Rights Institution (NHRI). “This…

Lebanon signs consulting contracts for CIP projects

The Higher Council for Privatization and Public-Private Partnership signed consulting and advising contracts with major international companies Thursday in a key step of the implementation of the Capital Investment Program presented at CEDRE. The CEDRE conference held in Paris in April garnered over $11 billion in soft loans and grants…

Development bank EBRD to invest $200M in Lebanon in 2019

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development intends to invest at least $200 million in Lebanese equities, renewable energy and water resources in 2019, the development bank’s vice president Alain Pilloux said Monday. “We believe that as early as next year we should invest at least $200 million in the…

Lebanon’s GDP growth should hit 8 pct: study

Lebanon’s GDP growth should climb to 7 or 8 percent a year by activating tourism, real estate, construction and the banking sector, a study conducted by Fransabank said on Monday. “The Lebanese authorities should focus on enlarging the base of the national economy, mainly through activating the activity of leading…

Expat vote turnout at 59 percent

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil lauded the historic expatriate vote Monday in a televised news conference held at the Foreign Ministry, hours after the last overseas polling station closed in the U.S. city of Los Angeles. “It was a difficult process. We didn’t have a big budget or a lot of…

The 4th Annual Immigrant’s Reunion: we plan the very best meeting in

Dear LIBC members and Friends We hope that you are enjoyed Planet Lebanon 2017 conference. We encourage you to consider the benefits of attending the 4th Annual Immigrant’s Reunion conference on 2 August 2018, at Monroe Hotel, Beirut. Keynote speakers and VIP guests at our meetings, always bringing good information…

LPA to prep for second gas licensing round

Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Tuesday that he had instructed the Lebanese Petroleum Administration to prepare for the second offshore gas licensing round. “This is not the launch of the licensing round, but the beginning of the preparations that will benefit from the experience gained from the…

EIB to invest 800 million euro in Lebanon’s transportation

Lebanon will receive up to 800 million euro of support to public investments by 2020. So said President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer. “We stand ready to support Lebanon in the implementation of the government’s investment plan,” stated Hoyer. “We have provided nearly EUR 1.8 billion of…