Government Cancels Shady Power Barges Plan

The government on Thursday cancelled the power plan that was initially proposed by Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil, thus calling off the barges deal that has stirred controversy due to its shady aspect. In July, the Tenders Department, official body in charge of supervising state bidding processes, ruled the plan as illegal and void given that only one bidder (Turkish company Karpowership) had submitted an offer.