Archive | Construction & Engineering

Benghazi Cement Plants to be Rehabilitated

By John Lee. The Libyan Cement Company (LCC) has said that damage to its two plants in Benghazi has been significant, but believes they can be brought back into production by summer 2018. The factories, in Hawari district, were caught up in the battles between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militia groups in March […]

Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Updates on Progess

The intensification of the conflict in Libya since 2014 caused significant loss of life and displacement across the country. Critical infrastructure was damaged, disrupting basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity supply. Launched in April 2016, the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) aims to bridge the critical period of transition from humanitarian relief to […]

Libya Experts Forum discusses Social Protection

The Libya Experts Forum discusses proposal for a national framework on social protection The fifth meeting of the Libya Experts Development Cooperation Forum has concluded, bringing together Libyan academics, policy makers, prominent experts, entrepreneurs from across Libya, including members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the international community. The meeting – which was opened […]

Enav to build Control Tower at Mitiga Airport

Italy’s Enav has been awarded by the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) a contract for the construction and set up of the control tower and technical building of the Mitiga airport in Libya. The new facilities will be equipped to guarantee the capability to provide all air navigation services and ensure the full operation and […]

Work may resume on Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Russia and Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) have agreed to set up a “Libyan Russian Business Council” to restart stalled Russian projects, including the 554-kilometre Sirte-Benghazi railway. The announcement came following a meeting in Moscow between GNA President Fayez Serraj and Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, […]

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Explained

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued the following helpful primer on the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL): Quick Facts: Grantee: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Program Duration: October 2016–September 2017 Total Donor Funding Pledged: $31 million USAID Contribution: $2 million Description:  Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National […]

Tripoli International Airport holds Opening Ceremony

On February 16, Tripoli International Airport was officially reopened after over two years of closure following severe damage during heavy clashes in 2014. Despite the presence of some officials closely linked to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the ceremony was very much led by the General National Congress (GNC). GNC leader, Khalifa al-Ghweil, gave […]