News Roundup - Sat, Jul 1, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Jul 1, 2017

July 01, 2017 - 15:01
Written by: HousamNajjair

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The General Company for Water and Sanitation stated that the recent electricity blackout which interrupted the water supply to the wells which feed the man-made river system has caused an interruption of water supply to the city of Tripoli. The company also stated that the return of water to the city of Tripoli requires stability in the electrical grid to operate normally once again.

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The President of the UN-proposed Presidential Council, Fayez Serraj, made an official visit to the Netherlands, accompanied by his Foreign Minister, Mohamed Sayala. They both visited the port of Rotterdam, which is the largest in Europe. It was agreed that cooperation would be the way to take advantage of the Dutch expertise to support Libyan ports and raise their capacity to reach international standards.  The Libyan delegation met with a number of managers of Dutch companies whose specialties varied between maritime transport, port management, energy and education, and the health care field. The delegation also discussed how to intensify trade relations between Libya and Holland in the future.

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A source in the oil sector told Reuters news agency on Friday that Libya's production of crude rose to 1.012 million barrels per day to exceed one million barrels for the first time in the past four years. It was this same source that said last Thursday that oil production is fluctuating between 950 thousand barrels per day and nearly one million Barrels a day, due to technical problems and electrical power supply. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said it aims to reach production of 1 million bpd by the end of July.

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Mohammed Al-Amil, spokesman for the Sirte Municipal Council, confirmed the number of examinations committees prepared by the Sirte Office of Examinations, which are to be conducted in cooperation with the municipal’s Education Monitoring Committee. Twenty one committees will represent the students of the secondary certificate this year in Sirte from the Abongim and Zamzam areas, south-west of Sirte, to Aharawat in the east and Abu Hadi to the south. Al-Amil stated that the number of regular students doing their exams are 1497 students, and he noted that the Monitoring of Education Office and the Examinations Office in Sirte have taken all necessary procedures for the arrangement and preparation before the start of exams on Sunday. Exams that start on Sunday are to last until the thirteenth of July.

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A three-day conference on reconciliation and dialogue which was attended by Jews who left Libya in 1960 and unofficial Libyan figures began Friday in the Greek island of Rhodes. The conference was attended by the Minister of Information of Israel, Ayoob Kara, the former Minister of Information in the Interim Government of House of Representatives Omar Al-Quwairi and a representative from Khalifa Ghawiel-led Salvation Government. Discussions focused on the right of Jews’ return to Libya and compensation for their properties.

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Two Dignity Operation personnel were killed by sniper fire from the Benghazi Shura Council in Akhribish district north of the city on Friday, according to a source from the Shura Council. The source added that the two men were part of a reconnaissance group of Hefter’s self-styled army that tried to infiltrate their strongholds in the area. Hefter's militia have not launched any attack on Akhribish and Sabri since last night, with landmine explosions heard without knowing the extent of human and material losses in Dignity Operation forces ranks. According to military and medical sources at Al-Jalaa Hospital, the emergency and accidents department received 19 dead bodies and 86 wounded from Dignity forces during the recent military operations in the areas of Sabri and the City Center in north Benghazi.

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Work has ceased at the border crossing of Ras Ajdir after continued power outages at night since Friday, June 30, and the lack of diesel fuel to run the generators. This caused the interruption of traffic to and from Libyan territory and as a result of the lack of power, work on passport system could not be carried out consistently which caused severe traffic congestion on the roads leading in and out of Libya.