Archive | Construction & Engineering

A Place of Distinctive Despair

By Frederic Wehrey and Emad Badi. Among the conflict-scarred pockets of Libya’s fractured landscape, the central coastal city of Sirte is a place of distinctive despair. Strategically located at the western edge of the country’s petroleum-rich “oil crescent,” it sits on the fault-line of Libya’s opposing factional forces. For many in the West, however, it […]

Libya, South Korea discuss Cooperation

By John Lee. The South Korean Ambassador to Libya has reportedly met with Libya’s UN-backed government’s Foreign Minister. According to Xinhua, Choi Sung-Soo and Mohamed Sayala discussed the return of South Korean companies to Libya to complete construction and power projects suspended since the 2011 uprising. They also discussed South Korean companies and investors implementing […]

Italy contributes €500k to UN Reconciliation Efforts

The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed the agreement today in support of local reconciliation and mediation efforts […]

Stabilization Facility for Libya – A New Way Forward

Partners of the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) met today to decide on ways to better support municipalities, improve the daily lives of the Libyan people, and provide services where they are most needed. During the meeting, the International community and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) committed to improving coordination with the Ministry of […]

Kidnapped Turkish Engineers Released

By John Lee. The three Turkish engineers kidnapped on 3rd November in the southern town of Ubari (Obari, Awbari) have been released. In a statement, their employer, the Turkish construction company Enka, said the men were released on Friday and flown to Istanbul. They were working on a 640 MW power plant (pictured) in the town, […]

China, Libya Discuss Return of Chinese Firms

By John Lee. Libyan authorities have reportedly set up a committee to look into suspended projects started by Chinese firms. According to a report from Xinhua, further steps to resume cooperation with Chinese companies will be considered after the end of Eid holidays. On Tuesday, the Chinese Charge d’Affaires to Libya Wang Qimin met with Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj. (Source: Sputnik) […]

UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF Priorities in Libya, 2019-2020

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF present their programme priorities in Libya for 2019-2020 UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF held a consultative workshop today with key stakeholders and members of the international community around their Country Programmes for 2019 and 2020 in Libya. Following consultations with the Government of Libya and relevant line ministries during the first half […]