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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 […]

Italian firm to Rebuild Tripoli International Airport

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that the GNA’s Transport Minister-designate, Milad Matoog, confirmed that an Italian company will commence work on rebuilding the destroyed Tripoli International Airport (TIA) early in 2017. Addressing a forum on the Libyan transport sector organized by the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company — which owns both Libyan Airlines and […]

Pictures of Planned New NOC HQ in Benghazi

Istanbul-based architectural practice 3XKO were appointed to design a headquarters campus for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Benghazi. The client was Taca Insaat. The 150,000 m² scheme consists of 7 buildings of which 4 are part of phase 1 of the development. The aim was to create an energy efficient, passive and sustainable design which resulted in an aerodynamic and solar […]

NOC Discusses new HQ in Benghazi

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) held a meeting recently to discuss the new headquarters planned for the company in Benghazi. Among the attenees were Jadalla Alaokali, a Member of the Board of Directors, the General Manager of Finance Department, and managers of some other relevant departments at NOC. The Head of the Engineering team, Eng. […]