UN Special Representative visits Misrata

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Libya, Mr. Tarek Mitri, has visited Misrata [Misurata] to meet with the city's Local Council, Advisory Council and civil society organizations. Discussions during these meetings covered a range of issues, including decentralization, national reconciliation, transitional justice, the selection of the constitution drafting body, and local […]

$400m may be Allocated to Revolutionaries' Businesses

Libya Herald reports that the Warriors Affairs Commission is preparing to launch a potentially ground-breaking programme to kick-start Libya’s faltering private sector and reintegrate former revolutionaries into society. If the Zeidan Government gives the green light, LD 500 million ($400 million) will be set aside to assist 5,000 former fighters to establish their own small-to-medium […]

London Workshop: Doing Business in Libya

Following the Middle East Association (MEA)’s successful trade mission to Libya in December 2012 and ahead of it’s follow-up mission in March 2013, the MEA, supported by UKTI, will be hosting an innovative workshop on how to do business in Libya for UK businesses looking to invest in the country. This will take place at […]

Mellitah Pre-Qual for Underwater Inspection Contractors

The Mellitah Oil & Gas Company intends to issue the below tender and wishes to invite for pre-qualification interested, experienced and reputable contractors specialized in providing similar services. The pre-qualification submission will be evaluated to establish the Bidder List for the tender: TENDER NO. (710) UNDERWATER INSPECTION CONNTRACTORS SCOPE OF WORK: Mellitah Oil & Gas […]

Siemens Bags $75m Libya Contract

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), the state-owned company responsible for the production and distribution of electrical power, has signed a contract with the German company Siemens to supply and install spare parts at the Ruwais (Ruways) power station. The Information Office of GECOL said that the deal, which involves four gas-powered units, was […]

New Airbus Arrives at Abraq Airport

Libyan Airlines has taken delivery of its second new A320 Airbus. The first was flown to Misrata on 1st December, while another is scheduled to be delivered to Afrqiyah Airways on Monday 24 December —Libyan Independence Day. It will also be flown to Abraq, and will be the first without the carrier’s tail-fin "9999" logo, […]

Video: Senators Question Lack of Security in Benghazi

Senators probed into the best way forward at the hearings into the Benghazi attack Thursday after a damning report on the September 11 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya found that failures in the State Department's management led to "grossly inadequate" security there; (Source: AFP)

GECOL Signs $316m Deal with Alstom

Libya’s General Electricity Company (GECOL) has signed a contract with the French-based Alstom for a massive overhaul of Libyan gas units. The deal, valued at 395 million Libyan dinars ($316 million), will see Alstom provide Libya with equipment and spare parts for the overhaul and development of its gas units. The contract will be completed […]