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The Litani River Authority

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The Litani River Authority was established under the Law dated August 14, 1954 amended on December 30, 1955. Since its establishment, the Litani River Authority was considered to be a public institution whose functions are identified as follows: First: Implement the Litani irrigation, drying, drinking water and electricity projects. Second: Establish a network linking up …

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Establishment Stages

The First Phase; the Takeoff phase (1954-1970) During this phase, the Authority completed the construction of its major facilities which included: 1960: the construction of the Qaraoun Lake with a capacity of 220 million m3 and an area of 12.30 Km2 featuring a 32km-long range of tunnels. 1962: the construction of Markaba station (Ibrahim Abed …

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Current Phase

To kick off the implementation of the first phase of the South irrigation project at an altitude of 800 m above sea level, which aims at transporting no less than 110 million m3 of water to irrigate an area of 1500 hectares spread over 12 irrigation sectors located between Kalya in Bekaa and Baraachit in …

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Decrees and Laws

    Law: 14/8/1954 The establishment of a special authority bearing the name of the Litani River Authority   Law No. 415 – 05/06/2002 Loan agreement signed between Lebanon and the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development concerning the project of transporting the Litani River water to South Lebanon. Decree No. 14522 – 16/05/1970 The distribution …

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Board of Directors

Chairman General Director:   Dr. Sami H. Alawieh Members of the Board of Directors of Litani River Authority:   Dr. Sami Alawieh Président Dr. Salim Catafago Vice Président M. Pierre Zghendy Membre du Conseil M. Hassan Teffaha Membre du Conseil Government Commissioner in the Litani River Authority:   Eng. Ghassan Noureddine

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Directorates and Units

Accounting Unit Revenues Department Expenditure Liquidation Department Expenditure Commitment Department Business Accounting Department The Diwan Unit Administrative Department Department of Self Affairs Department of Social Security Registry and Archive Department Materials and Maintenance Department Materials Division Maintenance Division IT Department Legal Affairs Department Transactions Unit Studies Unit Water Resources Unit Water Monitoring Department Environment Department …

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Future Action Plan

Construction of Khardalah dam. Complete the provisioning process of the irrigation project of South Bekaa for the irrigated area, i.e. 12,888 hectares. Complete the implementation of the drainage and drying project of an area of 5,000 hectares in South Bekaa. Implement the irrigation project of South Lebanon in all its stages: Canal 800 and the …

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