Hariri in FTTX launching ceremony: A quantum leap for Lebanon

Tue 13 Feb 2018 at 16:31 Politics

NNA - The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri described the completion of the high-speed Internet project (fiber optics from central stations to end users FTTX) as very important for Lebanon because citizens need this kind of technology that contributes to facilitating their work and creating many job opportunities for them.

Hariri sponsored the launching ceremony of the high-speed Internet project organized by the Ministry of Communications at the Grand Serail.

He said: "This project is one of the most important projects for Lebanon and for every Lebanese citizen. We, in the government, chose to work, while others in other governments chose not to do any work and just watch. However, this government, with the Minister of Communications and the officials at the ministry have taken a decision to make a quantum leap in this country that needs this kind of technology, so it reaches all houses in Lebanon and contributes to providing many jobs."

He added: "The private sector really needs this project, and will invest in this service to facilitate its work. We were late in introducing the FTTX. This is a very important project for Lebanon. I congratulate the Ministry of Communications and Minister Jamal Jarrah for their efforts. Yes, it took time and was well studied. We decided to apply it and we will not listen to those who want to disrupt the state progress and just tell u what to do. We achieved success in the Internal security forces and the Lebanese army, through decision-making in the government. Talk is not my work and my duty is to provide services to citizens. It is our duty in this government to serve the citizens. We are employees of the Lebanese citizen and this is the spirit in which we work. Congratulations to the Lebanese and I will follow this project day by day."

He concluded: "We hope to provide 600 thousand lines at the end of this year".

Separately, Hariri received today the US ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard and discussed with her the preparations for the visit of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Lebanon.

Hariri also received the Head of Defense office at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Francois Roux.

Hariri also sent cables to the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offering his condolences for the victims of the Russian plane that crashed near Moscow.


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