The caretaker Minister of Energy, Walid Fayad, assured that electricity distribution hours would be increased in July, without specifying when or the number of hours.

He revealed that a call for tenders had been launched for the purchase of fuel, which would be delivered in July, enabling production to rise from 550 megawatts to 800 megawatts.

In an interview with the local TV channel MTV, he said that the Lebanese government had sent its official response to a French and Qatari offer to install a 100-megawatt solar power plant. “We have taken the quickest legal route. In a few days’ time, the consortium TotalEnergies and Qatar Energy will start building units to produce 30 megawatts of solar power,” said Fayad, without specifying where these units will be installed.

A few months ago, the consortium proposed the construction of a 100-megawatt solar power plant in Lebanon, which is not a donation. The offer is based on a contract under which the French and Qataris will build the plant and sell the electricity to Électricité du Liban (EDL) at a favorable price.