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Telecommunications Minister Jamal Jarrah Thursday said Lebanon's telecoms sector is one of the pillars of the economy and provides huge funds to the Treasury.Since the price for these services is based on E1 lines, which are expensive high-speed digital links, the ministry has decided to reduce that price.As for the phone lines, Jarrah said that "in Beirut, not Akkar or Hermel, there are landlines that have been out of order for a year and a half and haven't been fixed".Work is also underway to solve this problem, in an effort to give the Lebanese people proper communication methods, thus bolstering the economy, he said.In May, Jarrah decried the "tens of millions" of dollars that have been squandered in Lebanon's telecoms sector.
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