Energy ministry building in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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In a surprise statement issued Thursday, the office of Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian accused the Finance Ministry of distorting facts about contracts awarded to a Danish company and a German firm to build power plants in Lebanon.The statement argued that the Finance Ministry refused to provide the remaining funds for the construction of two plants that were supposed to be built by Danish company BWSC and German firm Man Diesel, under the pretext that the contracts had been altered. The $348 million contract to build the new power plants in Jiyyeh and Zouk Mikael was signed by former Energy Minister Gebran Bassil and the Danish-German consortium in February 2013 .
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