Lebanon waiting for U.S. response to deliver electricity from Jordan-Fayyad

[09-06-2022 09:19 AM]

Ammon News - Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Walid Fayyad, said the US administration's approval for a project to supply Lebanon with electricity from Jordan through Syria has not "been issued yet".

On the sidelines of the regional energy conference held at the Dead Sea on Wednesday, Fayyad stressed the need to complete approvals aimed to supply Lebanon with electricity from Jordan through Syria before the summer, asking for help from Arab and foreign countries to supply Lebanon with gas and fuel.

Regarding financing the energy transfer project, he said contracts were signed with the Jordanian side some time ago, adding that "his country is still waiting for funding from the World Bank and final assurances from the US administration in this regard."

Jordan, Lebanon and Syria had signed the electric power supply contract and the delivery agreement necessary to start supplying energy from Jordan to Lebanon through Syria's electric grid.

Under the agreement, Lebanon will be supplied with about 150 megawatts of electricity from midnight to 6am, and 250 megawatts during the remaining times.

Fayyad said the possibility of increasing energy quantities exported to Lebanon will be studied.

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