By Libya Herald staff.
Malta, 21 January 2015:
The Libyan government approved the payment of an outstanding debt to Egypt for the supply . . .[restrict]of electricity.
The decision came at the government’s cabinet meeting, the only internationally recognized government in Libya of Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni, held yesterday in the eastern city of Al-Beida.
The meeting approved the payment of Libya’s debt of LD 2.3 million to Egypt for electricity supply received in November 2011, in order to ‘’guarantee the continued supply of power and alleviate power cuts in the eastern region’’, the cabinet meeting statement said.
The amount is to be deducted from allocations to the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).
On another unrelated note, the government also approved the Ministry of Education’s request to commence in establishing specialist educational TV channels. [/restrict]