Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks from the Socio-economic Council Q&A, Jan. 15, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri pointed Monday to the need for information and technology investment, noting seperately that Lebanon has $16 billion-worth of projects across various sectors for which it hopes to secure funding at upcoming donor conferences.Hariri said that, during the presidential vacuum Lebanon experienced in recent years, there had been enough fiber optic cabling installed in the country to service Lebanon, Syria and Iraq together, but that poor administration had hamstrung efforts to capitalize on the existing infrastructure.Asked about the agricultural sector and the weak economy in north Lebanon, Hariri voiced his support for a comprehensive agricultural plan and for the full-implementation of an "anti-dumping" approach.
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