A World Bank team visited Libya on August 25-26. Discussions focused on the economic situation and the challenges facing Libya.
World Bank Vice President for Middle East and North Africa, Ferid Belhaj, Director of Operations for Maghreb and Malta, Jesko Hentschel, and World Bank Resident Representative in Libya, Henriette von Kaltenborn- Stachau met with Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, Minister of Finance Khaled al-Mabrouk Abdullah and Governor of the Central Bank of Libya Siddiq Omar al-Kabir.
Discussions focused on the economic situation and the challenges facing Libya. The country is asking for the support of the international institution to implement an economic reform program.
In a report entitled “Water in the Shadow of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa” published on August 23, 2021, the World Bank estimates that Libya’s hydraulic infrastructure was particularly damaged during the last conflicts and that water was it is not drinkable in half of Libyan municipalities.
Access to drinking water is a major issue for the reconstruction and development of the country’s economy.
Source French Embassy in Libya