By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 May 2021: Two Libyan companies achieved second and third places in the Berlin Global Olive Oil Awards (Berlin GOOA), which was held between 12 and 18 April. The results were only just revealed by Gharian Municipality today where the oils originate from. The Municipality praised the two companies that represented the city in the competition, as they participated with a high-quality product from Gharian olive trees. The Municipality said that it is working with the agricultural sector in the city to prepare and implement a project to double the number of olive trees in Gharian, raise awareness of its correct investment, and achieve high economic feasibility from it. It reported that if the plan is successful the revenue to the city could exceed the total public income that it receives, in addition to creating many projects and jobs related to olives and the production of oil from it.
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 May 2021: Libyan-Tunisian cross land border trade has returned to the heights it enjoyed in previous decades, the Supreme Council of Libyan Tunisian Businessmen (SCLTB) reported. It quoted the mayor of the border town of Ben Guerdane who confirmed that the commercial movement between Tunisia and Libya has returned to its normal pattern decades ago with a boom in the movement of goods to Libya and in the shops of Ben . . . This article is only available to subscribers. Please login or subscribe.
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 May 2021: Speaking at last week’s press conference, Mohamed Hamuda, the Official Spokesperson for prime minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, said that the Libyan government has been able to reunify most state institutions – except the military institution. He said the military should be reunified as soon as possible and before the planned 24 December 2021 elections.
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 April 2021: The Minister of Economy and Trade revealed yesterday that it will start forming a businesswomen's council to be chosen by businesswomen. The news came yesterday after Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Hwej, held a meeting that included a number of Libyan businesswomen in order to determine the situation of businesswomen and discuss the problems facing businesswomen in the economy sector. The meeting discussed the problems and difficulties that businesswomen face in implementing their own projects and ways to address them, and discussed aspects of the support that businesswomen need to develop existing projects and enhance their role in promoting national industries and increasing the volume of commodity exports. The minister pointed out that the government's vision puts women in advanced ranks alongside men, so that they contribute to the development and development of all sectors in the country, noting that Libyan [...]
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 April 2021: In a short statement yesterday, the Libyan government reported that its Minister of Marine Resources, Adel Sultan, discussed with the Italian ambassador, Giuseppe Buccino, aspects of the proposed cooperation in the field of marine wealth. It said the focus was on scientific cooperation, training and infrastructure development for the sector.
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 April 2021: The Libyan Business Council (LBC) reported that yesterday evening a first meeting of the Focus Group on improving the Libyan business environment was held at the Mahari Radisson Blue Hotel in Tripoli. It said the meeting came as a result of cooperation between the LBC, the Pragma Corporation and within the framework of the Public Fund Management Programme in Libya funded by USAID. The U.S. Pragma Corporation, through USAID, is responsible for implementing Libya’s Public Finance Management reform (PFM). The meeting brought together a group of business owners, experts in commercial law and economists and dealt with several points cantered around how to create an environment conducive to comprehensive business and private sector development. The participants, the LBC added, also addressed the identification of the most important factors that prevent business owners from expanding their businesses and the challenges they [...]
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 April 2021: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today that it has lifted the state of force majeure on its Hariga port which had halted all production and exports through that port. The NOC had cited the lack of liquidation of its budget by the Central Bank of Libya as the reason for imposing the force majeure on 19 April. The stoppage had reduced Libya’s daily production by 280,000 bpd. The announcement of the lifting of the force majeure was made by NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla during his emergency meeting this morning in Benghazi with Rifat Al-Abbar the newly announced Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas. At the meeting, Sanalla commented, “I am pleased that this important meeting is held at the invitation of Mr. Rifat Al-Abbar, Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas. A leadership that creates a difference and adds a lot, and I do not hide it from you, as I touched it with seriousness, initiative and keenness to [...]
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 April 2021: Libya is studying the construction of oil refineries in various regions through local and foreign Public Private Partnership (PPP) ventures. The news was revealed yesterday after its Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Hwej, held a meeting with the Minister of Oil and Gas, Mohamed Aoun, yesterday at the Economy Ministry in Tripoli. The meeting discussed the importance of establishing oil refineries in different areas to produce fuels and convert natural gas into high-quality diesel in order to cover domestic demand. The meeting also discussed the role of government and ministries in stimulating investment in the oil industries sector in partnership with the local and foreign private sector. The Minister of Economy and Trade emphasized that the government, through its competent ministries, will take all the legislative and executive measures and measures necessary to support these projects, provide facilities for local [...]
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 April 2021: Tunisia is considering opening a passenger and vehicle shipping line between the port of Misrata and the ports of Sfax and La Goulette, Minister of Transport and Logistics Moez Chakchouk was quoted as saying yesterday by his Ministry. The revelation came after the Minister’s meeting Thursday with Executive Chairman of the Tunisian-Libyan Cooperation Council Saber Bouguerra. The initial plan is for the shipping line to connect Misrata to the ports of Goulette and Zarzis, with the port of Sfax following afterwards. These new proposed shipping lines would follow on from the existing lines transporting mainly Tunisian agricultural goods from Tunisia to Libya. The announcement is also linked to the fact that the Misrata Maritime Terminal is now ready to go into operation having announced that it is to launch its first cruise trip to Istanbul after the end of Ramadan (mid-May). Trade between Tunisia and Libya increased by [...]
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By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 April 2021: Misrata Maritime Terminal announced Wednesday it is preparing for its official launch of its first cruise trip to Istanbul. Within the framework of these final preparations for the official opening of the Terminal, contracts were signed at the Terminal with a number of companies and travel and tourism offices from the cities of Tripoli, Khums and Misrata as agents for selling cruise tickets which will start after Eid Al Fitr (the end of Ramadan). Representatives of companies and offices visited the Terminal and viewed the equipment. They were also briefed on the ticketing system to learn about its capabilities and the method of reservation and use.
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