The headquarters of Electricite Du Liban in Beirut, Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Firms operating in Lebanon experience 50.5 electricity outages in a typical month, the third most frequent among 136 countries globally, and fewer than only Pakistan (75.2 times) and Bangladesh (64.5 times), according to The World Bank's Enterprise Survey on the quality of infrastructure in Lebanon.The sample in Lebanon covered 561 firms that include 264 micro- and small-sized enterprises, 207 medium-sized firms and 90 large companies.In addition, 91 percent of surveyed companies in Lebanon were domestically owned. In parallel, the survey indicated that a typical electricity outage in Lebanon lasts 5.2 hours, constituting the 15th longest period worldwide and the second highest regionally.
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