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The corridors are dark in Lebanon's Public Transport and Railway Administration.The administration still has a budget of 13 billion Lebanese pounds ($8.64 million).Public sector waste is a huge problem for Lebanon, which suffers from one of the highest levels of public debt in the world.Lebanon's debt-to-GDP ratio was 155 percent at the end of 2017, one of the highest in the world, the World Bank projected."Each of these administrations has a general director and employees and abolishing it means infringing the rights of the sects to which these civil servants belong," said Chamseddine, who has been gathering data on the issue.Some agencies close down only after the last employees have retired, he said. A split between Lebanon's most important political blocs has caused more sclerosis: elections have been postponed twice, there was no formal government from 2014-16 and no budget from 2005 until last year.
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