News Roundup - Sun, Feb 12, 2017

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News Roundup - Sun, Feb 12, 2017

February 12, 2017 - 17:38
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Central Bank of Libya said it launched Sunday the Foreign Currency System that will be tasked to register applications across Libya for buying the 400 dollars for every family member in the accounts of the family bread owners. It said the applications will be at the banks where the bread owners of each family have valid bank accounts, adding that the transactions will remain open till the end of 2017. 

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First flight from Ghadames airport will take off on Tuesday after the reopening of the airport, which was shut down three years ago. Ghadames municipality said every Tuesday, there will be a flight from Gahdames airport to Mitiga airport in Tripoli.

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The head of the vaccination department at the Health Ministry, Abdelbasit Asimo, said the medical supplies department will import children vaccines after much efforts had been exerted by the ministry and the Central Bank of Libya as well as the Audit Bureau aiming to avoid falling short of the vaccines like in 2015. He said the vaccines will arrive in Libya in three weeks.

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Parallel Central Bank of Libya in Al-Bayda sent 8 million dinars to commercial banks in western Libya. The head of the liquidity committee, Ramzi Al-Agha, said the money, which arrived in Zintan airport, is the monthly cash sums that are sent to Western Mountain areas and coastal areas as well as Tarhouna and Garabulli.  

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Brega oil terminal’s administration said on Facebook that 12 tons of heavy crude oil were loaded into Seamer Qury vessel heading to Malta.  

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Algerian Defense Ministry said it is going to raise security alerts in all the borders with Tunisia and Libya as it had depicted a movement of some groups on those borders. It added that the measures will help deter any attempts by terrorists to infiltrate into the country from both Libya and Tunisia, especially that hundreds of IS terrorists are returning now to their origin countries after being defeated in Libya’s Sirte.

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Tripoli Security Department shut down all the roads leading to the Martyrs Square as precaution measures to secure the participation of people in 17 February revolution sixth anniversary next Friday. It also prohibited the use of tents or stages inside the Martyrs Square, asking people to stick to the program of the ceremony committee, which will see celebrations inside the square and its parks.

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Libyan National Oil Corporation said it had imported the MRI device for the National Institute for Tumors Treatment in Sabratha in cooperation with Italian Eni Oil Company. The NOC said this step is part of the sustainable development programs and the social and moral responsibilities of the foreign companies in Libya, adding that it hopes this support would help increase the quality of medical services in the Sabratha institute.

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Libyan Committee of “Opinion Prisoners” in Tripoli held a funeral ceremony for the two literary personas, Edriss Al-Mismari and Al-Sadiq Beryash, under the slogan “Partners in the pen, chains, and homeland.”

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Customs Department in Misrtata seaport seized Saturday two containers laden with 200 million Viagra tablets and 140 million Tramadol tablets coming from Turkey. It added that investigation with the importing company is underway, saying it was a malicious act meant to damage the country.

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Efforts to build Women and Children’s Hospital, with a capacity of 222 beds, in Sabha are underway so that the residents of the city and its suburbs can make use of its services. A member of the supervising commission said the plans have been completed and they will lay the founding stone of the hospital very soon so that it becomes the first of its kind in the south.   
 

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