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Association Law

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 power stations in Lebanon.
Third: Establish electrical substations and distribution lines in all the Lebanese regions.
Fourth: Invest in the different parts of the project at both the technical and the administrative levels.

The Litani River Authority was also considered to be a public institution with an administrative and financial personality and autonomy.

Other decrees and decisions gave the Authority other functions, namely:

  • Ensure water monitoring in all Lebanese rivers.
  • Examine, manage and exploit the irrigation water in Central and Northern Bekaa, including the Yammouneh and Wadi Massa-Yahfoufa project.
  • Study and implement the project of diverting the Hasbani River and the Wazzani spring (The Lebanese part of the Arab project of diverting the tributaries of the Jordan River).
  • Study and implement some mountain lakes like the Kawashira lake in Akkar, the Kfarhouna lake in Jezzine and the Ballout lake in Northern Metn.
  • Study and scan the locations of dams in the northern Lebanese rivers.
  • Study the blueprint of the agriculture water plan for South Lebanon in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • Conduct studies on the construction of the Bisri dam along the Awali River.

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