News Roundup - Sat, Feb 18, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Feb 18, 2017

February 18, 2017 - 16:42
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Embassy of Germany in Libya said it had sent a solar power system to the Benghazi Children's Hospital via the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya as part of a project worth 5 million euros to install solar power systems at healthcare centers and hospitals across Libya.  

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The Head of the Labor Union of Al-Sarir oilfield of Al-Kahlij oil company said 36 workers at the field were poisoned by certain foods and were treated at the field’s clinic, which said the cases were not so serious.

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Two technicians at the maintenance teams in southern Sirte were injured as they were repairing a power generator, a source said, adding that the two persons who work for Al-Khalij Sirte were injured in Thalateen area, western Sirte and were sent to Misrata for treatment.

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Al-Kufra airport to see a flights route operating starting from today after two years of closure over clashes between Tubu and Al-Zway tribes, said the Civil Aviation Authority.

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The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos said that 3362 displaced families have returned to Sirte up until last Friday as per the six-stage plan they laid down, knowing that the third stage started last Thursday.  

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Spokesman of the Baer Al-Ashahar municipal council said the HoR member of Al-Kufra, Jebril Al-Zway, who was kidnapped late last January from in front of his house in Tobruk by unknown armed men, has been released without giving information about the reasons or persons behind the abduction.

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GECOL’s eastern control department in Benghazi said the third steam turbine in northern Benghazi power plant will be out of order on Sunday and will last for three days as such for needed maintenance of the leakage in the water at the turbine. It said power outage hours will take place as a result of the procedure.

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UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council said Sunday, February 19, will be an official day off at the state institutions in commemoration of the 17 February Revolution, except for the humanitarian, emergency and other vital institutions.  

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Tunisia’s Foreign Ministry said a tripartite ministerial meeting for Egyptian, Algerian and Tunisian foreign ministers will take place on Sunday as part of the initiative of the neighboring countries to resolve Libya’s political crisis.