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Diab chairs meeting of Supreme Privatization Council

Jul 21

Diab chairs meeting of Supreme Privatization Council

NNA - Prime Minister, Dr. Hassan Diab, chaired a meeting of the Supreme Privatization Council, attended byDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Zeina Akar and Ministers of Environment and Administrative Development Demianos Kattar, Finance Ghazi Wazni, Economy and Trade Raoul Nehme, Tourism and Social Affairs Ramzi Al-Musharrafieh, Telecommunications Talal Hawat, Public Works and Transport Michel Najjar, Labour Lamia Yammine, Youth and Sports Vartine Ohanian, as well as Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Judge Mahmoud Makie, Secretary-General of the Supreme Privatization Council Farhat Farhat, President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction Nabil Al-Jisr, Director of the Office of the Minister of Public Works and Transport Chakib Khoury, Director General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Zaid Khiyami, Advisor to the Minister of Public Worksand Transport Pierre Baaklini, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism Mazen Abou Dergham, in addition to members of the Supreme Privatization Council Maya Chamli, Tarek Dandashli, Diala Al-Chaar, Elie Helou, Linda Kassem, Mirvat Nahas, and Nicole Khawaja.

Premier Diab and relevant ministers took stock at projects previously prepared by the Supreme Privatization Council, and talks reportedly featuredthe development of implementation mechanisms within the available financial capabilities.

The interlocutors presented the frozen projects, their feasibility, costs, as well as financial, legal, administrative and political obstacles that impede their implementation. Prime Minister Diab sought the opinion of competent ministers on each project within their jurisdiction. PM Diab also instructed instructions relevant ministers to develop proposals for solutions so as to facilitate the implementation of urgent projects in the sports, transport and communications sectors, most notably: the Olympic Sports Complex, Klayaat Airport, as well as roads and bridges linking Beirut to the south and north.