Caretaker Minister of Energy and Water, Dr. Walid Fayyad, with the participation of Caretaker Ministers of Tourism, Walid Nassar, and Information Ziad Makary, inaugurated the exhibition within the framework of “Beirut Energy Week”, at the “Le Royal” Hotel – Dbayeh, in the presence of scores of specialists from Lebanon and abroad.
In his delivered word, Caretaker Minister Fayyad stressed “the importance of Lebanon’s transition to renewable energy.”
Minister Fayyad said: ‘“The opening of this conference at this stage is very essential after an absence of two years due to COVID-19, and it will be an annual conference. This year will be a pivotal year because it will determine Lebanon’s transition from regular energy to a country that relies heavily on renewable energy through solar energy and hydropower, together to represent 20 to 30 percent of the applied energy in Lebanon. This percentage will increase in the coming years, especially since there is great potential for improvement.’’
Caretaker Minister Makary, in turn, stressed “the role of the media in directing the citizen towards renewable energy,” and said: “This exhibition indicates that the Lebanese, despite all the difficult and compelling circumstances we are going through, always look towards the future. As for the issue of electricity, new technology remains the best in light of the difficulties this sector is enduring.”