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Following the end of the Civil War in 1990, Lebanon embarked on an ambitious infrastructure development program to rehabilitate its physical infrastructure and enhance the provision of public services. As a result, Lebanon’s gross fixed capital formation grew to a high of 37% of GDP in 1994. In 2006, however, extensive destruction following a month-long war with Israel was valued at USD 9.4 billion, USD 3.5 billion of which related to infrastructure (IMF, 2017). The Government of Lebanon re-initiated an infrastructure expenditure program, albeit on a much smaller scale to the one after 1990.

 

In 2017, as a direct result of the burden on infrastructure with the influx of around 1.5 million refugees from neighboring Syria since 2011, the Government of Lebanon launched a comprehensive Capital Investment Program (CIP). In coordination with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), the USD 23 billion program is expected to be completed in three four-year cycles each to stimulate economic growth and create jobs in the country. The CEDRE Conference held in April 2018 already gathered USD 11.6 billion in pledges from international donors to implement the CIP. Within this context, the ratification in 2017 of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Law will further facilitate the participation of the private sector in capital-intensive projects such as water, energy and transportation. All these developments are expected to improve Lebanon’s investment climate, transform Lebanon’s economy to become more competitive globally and create a more enabling environment for the growth of businesses and jobs.

 

CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM (USD Million|2017)

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Transportation

2,863 2,820 1,698

Water and Irrigation

2,257

878  1,710 

Electricity

2,251

1,441 2,000

Solid Waste Management

1,400

- -

Wastewater

1,364

1,040 278

Telecommunication

700

- -

Cultural Heritage

84

180 -

Support to Industry

-

75 -

Source: The Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Lebanon

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