News Roundup - Wed, Aug 9, 2017

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News Roundup - Wed, Aug 9, 2017

August 09, 2017 - 16:07
Written by: HousamNajjair

The head of the Sirte branch of the Bank of Trade and Development, Ali Ayada, stated that equipment and maintenance work on the bank building will be completed on August 20th. Ayada added that the bank will resume transactions with bank customers after the building being closed for more than 25 months.
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The media adviser for the Ministry for Education, Muad Thalib, was quoted as saying that the final results for the intermediate certificate are likely to be ready next week. Thalib said "The results are 80 percent ready, and were supposed to be announced next Thursday".
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The head of the Management Committee for the Brega Oil Marketing Company Fouad Rahim, held discussions with the directors of the company on the adoption of a new statute on Tuesday. The proposal, if accepted would allow the company to open up several new opportunities in investment, which in turn would increase the national economy as Brega is a state-owned company. The meeting discussed the management of the company's daily activities in all areas of Libya and a strategic plan was put forth to solve the problems facing it's implementation according to the official Facebook page of Brega oil marketing company.
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The Minister of Labor and Rehabilitation of the UN proposed government, Mahdi Wurdmi, held a broad meeting on Tuesday morning at his office in the ministry. The meeting was with the Minister of Education Othman AbdulJalil, during which the mechanisms for improving work, training and ways of developing the training sector both within Libya and abroad were discussed so that training and high quality rehabilitation could be achieved, improving Libya's human resource sector.
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The Yarmouk military camp in Tripoli celebrated the graduation of the first units of the Presidential Guard on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by the President of the UN proposed Presidential Council, Fayez Sarraj, his deputy, Ahmed Maitiq, Ahmed Hamza and the President of the High Council of State Abdulrahman Suweihli. The ceremony also included a number of MPs, members of the State Council and a number of army officers.

400 graduates conducted a military parade that included parachuting, martial arts and security techniques.

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The Ministry of Health of the Interim Government denied news of a contract with medical personnel from the Republic of Uganda. The ministry said in a statement that it did not commission any Libyan or foreign company for the purpose of medical acquisitions or medical assistance, adding that the Ministry urgently needs as many doctors as possible as well as nursing personnel in all specialties in all health facilities but the ministry has yet to contract any deals with Uganda to send any medical personnel to work in Benghazi.
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The Libyan naval spokesman, Brigadier General Ayoub Qasim, announced the arrival of the Italian maintenance ship Tremetti to the Tripoli Naval Base with a crew of fifty on Tuesday. The crew included six officers. Qasim stated in a press conference that the Italian support to the naval forces and Coast Guard in development and increasing technical and combat capabilities come as part of agreements between Italy and Libya, adding that the Tremetti will begin work on the maintenance of Libyan naval vessels in accordance with the 2008 agreement on naval forces and the Coast Guard.
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A source in the Security Department for the Protection of Bani Walid stated that members of their unit seized an amount totaling to 2.5 million Dollars during a raid on a criminal gang on Monday. The department indicated that the amount seized was in $100 Dollar bills but after careful examination of the bills it was determined that it was counterfeit currency. The department called on Bani Walid residents to take caution when buying foreign currency and to report any activity contrary to the law on this matter.
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UNICEF organized a workshop in Tunis under the title Strengthening the Management of Immunizations in Libya, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Combating Communicable Diseases, in which it agreed to vaccinate 1.8 million Libyan children against polio and measles in October.

During the workshop, UNICEF disclosed the results of a recent study that had examined the situation of water and sanitation in schools, which included 140 schools in Libya. It was found that the situation is almost dangerous with 67% of schools not having enough water to cater for the pupils, and 48% not having proper health facilities.

 

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