Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian speaks during an interview in Beirut, Monday, April 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Energy Minister Arthur Nazarian said Thursday that the government needs to put in place a serious and long-term strategy for the electricity sector in Lebanon that puts citizens' interests above political ones.Speaking at a joint news conference with Electricite du Liban chairman Kamal Hayek, Nazarian spoke of the progress on the country's power plants, calling the emergency plan put in place by the government for the sector "transparent," but saying it does not go far enough. Nazarian and Hayek both stressed that the government's "emergency plan" must be implemented accordingly to improve the chronic situation for the short-term electricity situation.
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