BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman will chair a Cabinet session with 48 items on the agenda Tuesday, focusing mainly on infrastructure.
One of the important items is a request by the Council for Development and Reconstruction that the Cabinet ratifies a loan agreement with the European Investment Bank to construct highways in the country.
Ministers are also set to discuss a request by the Court of Accounts to have 100 mobile lines for a private network for its staff.
The session, which will convene at Baabda Palace in the morning, will not address the rest of pending administrative and judicial appointments. Late last year, the Cabinet made a number of appointments in the judiciary and public sector.
A demand by the CDR for funds to continue renovating the road linking Chtaura to the border with Syria through Baalbek is also on the agenda, along with a request by the Industry Ministry to allow Minister Vrej Sabounjian to sign a memorandum of understanding between his ministry and Cyprus’ Commerce, Industry and Tourism Ministry.
The Cabinet is also set to discuss a request by the Defense Ministry that the government approve a number of donations for the Army, including military equipment from China.
Ministers are also expected to look into allowing the secretary-general of the National Council for Scientific Research and full-time researchers at the council to benefit from a salary raise for Lebanese University professors, which the Parliament endorsed last year.