News Roundup - Thu, Feb 02, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, Feb 02, 2017

February 02, 2017 - 17:05
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Central Bank of Libya received a newly printed amount of banknotes that arrived from Britain into Mitiga Airport, Tripoli. The CBL added that it will distribute the money, which is 210 million dinars, to all banks across Libya.

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GECOL is discussing with the advisors of the project of Al-Kahlij steam plant, who work for Bechtel Corporation, the possibility of reaching 350 megawatts after completing all the necessary works before the coming of Ramadan next summer. It said they also discussed completion of installing the second unit, which has been finished by 75%, and then link it to the general network with 350 megawatts capacity in the coming 6 months so that the steam station will be generating 700 megawatts in total.  

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The head of the civil registry of Derna, Mahmoud Al-Shaari, has been kidnapped, said sources from the city. They added that unknown gunmen abducted him when he was in Al-Bayda. Pro-Dignity Operation security personnel have many times kidnapped officials, sportsmen, and civilians from Derna.

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Benghazi municipality and the UNDP provided a number of electricity generators as part of stabilization of Benghazi program. The generators will be provided to hospitals. The UNDP also targets servicing 15 buildings related to sectors like educations, health, environment and electricity in Benghazi.  

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Several engineers from the Turkish company Enka arrived in Ubari to check on the status of the Ubari gas power station prior to resuming work this month.  

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Three children aged between 13 and 15 years old were injured as a bullet (32 mm) exploded when they tossed it into fire in front of a house in Wadi Jarif, sources said, adding that the children were sent to Misrata hospital.  

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Reuters reported an eastern official as saying that 70 fighters from Haftar’s forces were transported to Russia to receive medical treatment as the first public sign of the cooperation between the two parties. Reuters added that the fighters went first to Egypt on board a plane that took off from Benghazi’s Benina airport and then from Egypt to Russia.

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Brega Oil Marketing Company said that the gas vessel GAZ CONCORD arrived in Brega oil terminal laden with 1700 tons of L.P.G gas, which the company will start distributing on Thursday.