Prime Minister Thini Discusses Plans to Transfer National Oil Corporation to Benghazi  – Al Marsad

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thini held a meeting yesterday to discuss the Cabinet’s decision to transfer the National Oil Corporation to the city of Benghazi. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Service Affairs, Abdelsalam al-Badri, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation, AlMabruk Sultan.

[Libya, 19 March 2020] – According to the Cabinet’s press office, Prime Minister Al-Thini emphasized the need to find final and radical solutions to the problems that are preventing the transfer of the oil corporation to the city of Benghazi on an area of ​​not less than 5.8 hectares. He stressed that establishing the institution in Benghazi is one of the city’s rights considering all that it has previously offered and still offers to this day.

He also pointed out the need to move forward with proactive, tangible steps, instead of moving backwards, stressing that the project of relocation of the corporation to Benghazi is a final and irreversible matter. He expressed his surprise at how long the project has taken to be implemented since the decision was passed in June 2013. He also instructed the Architecture Engineering Consultancy Office to provide a technical and financial proposal for a feasibility study within a period not exceeding a week from the date of this meeting.

Al-Thini clarified that the consultancy office is responsible for providing the results of their study within 30 days of being assigned by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

Other matters discussed during the meeting included the recommendation for studying the third generation of plans in terms of transferring the shipping and dedicating the old Port of Benghazi to passengers to guarantee the separation of passenger flow from the handling of shipments.

The meeting also addressed targeting the Juliana area in Benghazi with development plans, taking into consideration the Corporation’s project while updating the plans to be implemented in the area.

The meeting was also attended by the Director of the Private Office of the President of the Council of Ministers, al-Taher Mohammed al-Hamali, Project Director of Corporation Relocation, Youssef Abdulhadi, and member of the localization project Ossama Monaina, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Architecture Engineering Consultancy Office and Director of Study Administration in the corporation.

© Al Marsad English (2020)