Harb hopes to liberalize the sector through Liban Telecom. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb is seeking to speed up the creation of Liban Telecom in a bid to liberalize the sector, insiders said Tuesday. Harb held a meeting at the ministry Tuesday with advisers and officials to review the best ways to create Liban Telecom and appoint the board of directors. Although Law 431 was passed by the Parliament in 2002, none of the telecoms ministers took a serious imitative to create Liban Telecom or to appoint the board members.Some past telecoms ministers even tried to block the implementation of Liban Telecom under the pretext that this firm would reduce their powers. However the official declined to say if a third telecoms firm would be created before 2016 .
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