Massive Explosion in Beirut | 04-08-2020


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the president already gave 200 B from his budjet

lah wlo
how is he going to eat without the 200b from his budget
li biesma3o b fakker men jebto

lak his budget alone is contributing to our inflation and the deterioration of the lira

200b from his budget 2al


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Do u think that canal Suez blockage will help Beirut port.الأردن-يدرس-إدخال-بواخر-أغنام-عبر-منافذ-أخرى-بعد-إ


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Do u think that canal Suez blockage will help Beirut port.الأردن-يدرس-إدخال-بواخر-أغنام-عبر-منافذ-أخرى-بعد-إ
No, I don’t think it will make a difference. The ships that will bypass Suez will circumnavigate Africa from the cape of good hope, in either direction. Assuming they shift to road freight, lebanon only allows to travel through syria which is in turmoil (risky). Israel, Turkey and Egypt remain better options...


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Exclusive: Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction with 'strings attached' - sources​

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will next week present a multi-billion-dollar proposal to Lebanese authorities to rebuild the Port of Beirut as part of efforts to entice the country’s politicians to form a government capable of warding off financial collapse, two sources said.

A chemical explosion at the port last August killed 200 people, injured thousands and destroyed entire neighbourhoods in Lebanon’s capital, plunging the country deeper into its worst political and economic crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.
According to two diplomatic sources with knowledge of the plans, Germany and France are vying to lead reconstruction efforts. Berlin will on April 7 outline a proposal that the European Investment Bank has agreed to help fund that would clear the area and reconstruct facilities, they said.
One of the sources estimated EIB funding in the range of 2 billion to 3 billion euros.
A senior Lebanese official confirmed that Germany was due to present a comprehensive port reconstruction proposal.
Neither the German foreign ministry nor consultancy firm Roland Berger, which the diplomatic sources said put the plan together, immediately responded to requests for comment. The EIB was not immediately available for comment.
The two diplomatic sources said Lebanon’s political elite first need to agree on the make-up of a new government to fix public finances and root out corruption, a condition which donors, including the International Monetary Fund, are also insisting on before they will unlock billions of dollars in aid.
“This plan is not going to come without strings attached,” said one of the sources. “Germany and France want first to see a government in place committed to implementing reforms. There is no other way around it and this is good for Lebanon.”
Eight months after the port disaster, many Lebanese who lost family, homes and businesses are still waiting for the results of an investigation into the causes of the blast. Lebanon is on the verge of collapse, with shoppers brawling over goods, protesters blocking roads, and businesses shuttered.
Foreign donors have said the new government must have a firm mandate to implement economic reforms, including a central bank audit and an overhaul of the wasteful power sector.
Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri and President Michel Aoun have been unable to agree on a ministerial line-up, however. The outgoing cabinet, which quit after the explosion, has stayed on in a caretaker capacity.
The IMF has said there have been no programme discussions with Lebanese officials, only technical assistance with the Ministry of Finance and some state-owned enterprises.


In addition to the port itself, Germany’s proposal would look to redevelop more than 100 hectares in the surrounding area in a project that the two diplomatic sources said would be along the lines of the post-war reconstruction of central Beirut.
As in that redevelopment, the plan would involve the creation of a publicly-listed company similar to Solidere, which was set up by former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in the 1990s and remains on the Lebanon stock exchange.
The sources put the project cost at anywhere between $5 billion to $15 billion, and said it could create as many as 50,000 jobs.
The Lebanese official said France and French ports and container shipping group CMA CGM were also interested in the reconstruction project.
One of the diplomatic sources noted that France had sent several missions, including one in March that included CMA CGM, that showed an interest in playing a role in the reconstruction. That mission focused on specific clear-up operations rather than a broader redevelopment, however, the source said.
France’s foreign ministry declined to comment immediately. CMA CGM declined to comment.

The Lebanese official put the onus for getting the project underway on the Europeans agreeing who would be the lead.
“This is a European decision at the end of the day, because they have to decide on it among themselves. Then when it comes to it, the Lebanese government can go ahead,” the official said.
The diplomatic sources said Germany wanted to work closely with France on the issue, but that Paris was pursuing its own initiatives for now.
“The irony of all this is that on the one hand the Europeans are talking about putting pressure on the political class while on the other fighting each other over these potential contracts when the vultures are still circling,” one said.


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اعمار المرفأ... السفارة الالمانية: مجموعة شركات تصل الى بيروت الاسبوع المقبل

الجمعة ٢ نيسان ٢٠٢١ - 16:58

اعلنت السفارة الالمانية في بيروت في بيان عن زيارة مرتقبة الى بيروت، من ممثلي مجموعة شركات، الأسبوع المقبل، وذلك لإجراء محادثات وتقديم دراستهم بالنسبة لاعمار مرفأ بيروت.

وفي وقت سابق، أعلن مصدران، لوكالة "رويترز"، أن ألمانيا ستعرض على السلطات اللبنانية الأسبوع المقبل خطة تكلف مليارات الدولارات لإعادة بناء مرفأ بيروت في إطار مساع لحث ساسة البلاد على تشكيل حكومة قادرة على تفادي انهيار اقتصادي.
ووفقا لمصدرين دبلوماسيين مطلعين على الخطة، فإن ألمانيا وفرنسا تسعيان لقيادة مساعي إعادة الإعمار.

ولفتا إلى أن برلين ستطرح يوم السابع من نيسان اقتراحا وافق بنك الاستثمار الأوروبي على المساعدة في تمويله وسيتم بموجبه إخلاء المنطقة وإعادة بناء المنشآت.


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أفادت مندوبة “الوكالةالوطنية للاعلام” ان المحامي العام التمييزي القاضي غسان الخوري على طلبات تخلية سبيل 11 موقوفا في ملف إنفجار المرفأ من صغار الموظفين والعسكريين ( من رتب مؤهل وما دون). كما طلب رد طلبات سائر المدعى عليهم من مديرين عامين وضباط والموظفين الكبار، على أن يبت المحقق العدلي القاضي طارق البيطار بطلبات تخلية السبيل يوم الإثنين المقبل، علما أن رأي النيابة العامة التمييزية غير ملزم للقاضي البيطار.


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أعلن مسؤول في مجموعة (سي.إم إيه سي.جي.إم) الفرنسية لشحن الحاويات أن “المجموعة تريد تنفيذ خطة لإعادة بناء مرفأ بيروت في غضون ثلاث سنوات رغم الأزمة السياسية التي تحول دون صدور قرارات بشأن المرفأ منذ وقوع انفجار فيه في آب، حسبما ذكرت وكالة “رويترز”.

وقال جو دقاق المدير العام لمجموعة (سي.إم إيه سي.جي.إم) في لبنان اليوم السبت إن “خطة المجموعة التي عُرضت على السلطات اللبنانية للمرة الأولى في أيلول تتضمن إعادة بناء الأحواض والمخازن المدمرة مع توسعة المرفأ وتحويله إلى النظام الرقمي بتكلفة إجمالية تتراوح بين 400 و600 مليون دولار