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Lebanon: Widespread blackouts, Beirut Airport currently running on electric generators

The Electricity Authority of Lebanon announced last night that the al-Zahrani and Deir Ammar power stations ceased operations due to the operating company’s financial debt.

Lebanon’s Central Bank refuses to approve additional credit to the Lebanese Electricity Company to operate the power plants, that is, without legislation backing such a move (the bank refuses to accept responsibility for the matter and wants Parliament to take responsibility – Abu Ali).

As mentioned following the situation, Lebanon’s International Airport in Beirut has started operating on electric generators – until fuel runs out. Meanwhile, the European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency has highlighted critical issues that require immediate attention in Beirut’s airport, ranging from problems in air traffic control, communication, navigation, surveillance, and weather reporting.

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