Ministers Youssef Fenianos and Jamal Jarrah arrive to attend a Cabinet session in Baabda, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Steps were taken to deal with Lebanon's electricity shortage Thursday as government officials approved a proposal set forth by the energy minister, who nonetheless warned that the country would again face electricity shortages this summer.Abi Khalil said Lebanon would experience electricity shortages this summer, as it did last summer, but that additional electricity could be generated if measures were taken quickly. Bou Assi said Abi Khalil's proposal to establish temporary power plants before building permanent plants was "better than [previous proposals]". Bou Assi said a new book of conditions was put forward for renting power barges.Abi Khalil said this issue would be tackled by Cabinet in future.
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