Lebanese President Michel Aoun is seen at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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President Michel Aoun Tuesday lamented past failures to improve the country's energy and water sectors, but said they are finally fit for improvement given the present atmosphere.Speaking to Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil at Baabda Palace, Aoun said political obstacles that previously prevented the implementation of improvement plans have now ceased.Aoun pointed out that the failure to implement the electricity project – approved by the government in 2010 to be fully implemented by the end of 2014 – caused a $37 billion deficit, which added to the country's mounting national debt.
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