Jordan aims to supply Lebanon with electricity

On Thursday Jordan hopes to start supplying Lebanon with electricity by the end of the year, its energy minister said, as the Lebanese government tries to tackle its crippling energy shortages amid the country’s financial meltdown.

Hala Zawati told Sky News Arabia that Lebanon was seeking World Bank financing for the project, part of efforts backed by the United States to address Lebanon’s energy crisis.

Under an agreement announced last month, Egypt will supply natural gas to Lebanon via a pipeline that passes through Jordan and Syria to help boost Lebanon’s electricity output.