CABINET TO CONVENE MONDAY TO REVIEW BUDGET DRAFT, ELECTRICITY PLAN

The Cabinet will convene on Monday afternoon in an extraordinary session to discuss the revision of the state budget bill, as well as a plan for the electricity sector, Minister of Information Melhem Riachy indicated following a session for the ministerial council at the Grand Serail Friday.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired today a Cabinet meeting with 69 items on its agenda.

“All items have been approved,” Riachy told reporters.

“The session was adjourned till Monday afternoon to discuss the revision of the budget and to dwell on the electricity plan,” he said, adding that another session will be held on Tuesday after the budget is finalized.

“In the beginning of the session, the Prime Minister informed the ministers of his visit to Egypt. He also felicitated the security forces for their efforts in apprehending terror rings,” he added.

In response to a question, Riachy confirmed that the Cabinet approved an item on purchasing security equipment for the airport.

Source: National News Agency