News Roundup - Tue, Aug 8, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, Aug 8, 2017

August 08, 2017 - 16:11
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said all oil pipelines from Al-Zawiya to Tripoli including Sharara oilfield were reopened and are operating well after hours of closure. The pipeline 16 is operational after a group of protesters shut it down, the NOC said, adding that it contacted Brega Oil Company to provide fuel to Tripoli via sea.

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The governor of the central Bank of Libya (CBL), the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah, and the CEO of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) Ali Mahmoud discussed support for the NOC and vital institutions in Libya to boost the national economy.

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Head of High Council of State, Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli, met with the Presidential Council’s Chief of Staff Mohammed Al-Jatal and discussed the military institution developments, rebuilding it and activating its role as well as uniting it under civilian authority as per the political agreement and constitutional declaration. Al-Jatal said security operations are all over the country to help stabilize Libya.

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The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, met Monday with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, and discussed the development of the Libyan crisis and the mutual cooperation in fields like security and politics, besides reviewing Paris outcome and Al-Sirraj’s proposed roadmap.

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Horse racing tournament with 50 horses from across Libya kicked off Saturday in Al-Furusiya Club and will last for 4 weeks. 

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A delegation from the German company, Siemens, arrived in Tripoli on Monday and will visit Ubari on Tuesday to operate the first turbine in the Ubari steam power plant, according to sources reporting the Local Governing Minister Baddad Gansu. The turbine will add 160 megawatts to the network and after ten later days the rest of turbines will operate to reach 640 megawatts in total to end south Libya’s power crisis.

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Libyan coastguards rescued Monday 155 people, including 18 women and 10 children, near the capital city of Tripoli. The migrants came from several countries, including Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan as well as sub-Saharan Africa and Syria. IOM said on its website that since Friday, 969 people have been rescued.

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Libya locals team lost against Morocco 5-1 in a friendly match on Monday in Tunisia. This was the last rehearsal for Libya before playing Algeria on August 12 in Algeria as part of CHAN qualifications.

 

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