In 1964 the city was powered by the privately held enterprise Qadisha Electricity Company.
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Abu Ahmad's fears are not unjustified following reports that refugees on migrant boats have died or gone missing before reaching Europe during their perilous trip from Turkey to Greece.Of the 12 Safwan family members, who left Lebanon trying to find their way to Greece and then on to Germany, only have been found alive.Reports have arisen from northern Lebanon, particularly Tripoli, of waves of mass emigration being organized to Germany and Scandinavian countries.According to witnesses in Tripoli, immigration brokers operating in the north forge identification papers for Lebanese citizens to turn them into Syrian refugees, which makes it easier for them to get asylum in European countries. The mayor of Tripoli's Al-Hadadin, Rabei Murad, acknowledged that thousands of passport applications have been sent to him and other mayors in Tripoli.With Germany being the preferred destination of the Lebanese, rumors swirled in Tripoli that Australia is planning to open the doors for emigration for those seeking it at the beginning of next month.
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