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Overview

In general, the essential services needed to set up and run the operation are available in Libyan, and in case of unavailability osome of the essential services, there is always alternative service to replace it. For example, generators replace the national grid during the outages. The main obstacle is the banking services as the banking system is collapsed in Libya due to severe lack of liquidity.   

  
For more information on company contact details, please see the following link:4.11 Libya Additional Services Contact List

Accommodation 

Due to security situation and conflicts in Libya, UN has stated Palm and Oea cities inside Tripoli to be used for its accommodations and offices. The two cities are secure and have diverse options of real states which meet the minimum UN security standard.

Houses for renting are still available in both cities in case of more influx of demand, but the price is very high.   

Electricity and Power 

Libya continues to suffer severe power shortages as several power plants have been damaged in the war. There is a lack of cash and foreign companies to undertake maintenance and complete suspended projects.  As a result, the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) is forced to implement blackouts to avoid a possible collapse of the grid. GECOL said in June 2017 that the grid’s available production stands at 4,900 megawatts (MW), whereas demand reached 6,500 MW, with a deficit of 130 MW in the east and 1,470 MW in the west. The west, which includes Tripoli, is expected to have five to eight hours of blackout per day, while the east will have one to four hours without power. The alternative source of the power during the blackout is the generators.    

Plans had begun to expand capacity before the war, with thermal plants planned or under construction. The majority of work was completed on the Benghazi, Misratah and Sirte plants by 2012, but construction has been frustrated since foreign companies left the country. Currently, a number of plants are being constructed or are starting operations. 

GECOL has plans for a large power capacity expansion programme in the coming ten to 15 years, although its development depends entirely on the availability of funds and details remain scare. 

In 2017, Egypt has agreed to provide Libya with electricity, starting from 2018. It is also to provide expertise in rebuilding the Libyan electricity industry Libya also is importing the electricity from Tunisia.  

More information about the power in Libya could be found at https://fanack.com/libya/  

There are 10 electricity plants in Libya, and the below table shows the main three plants in West and east. 


Electricity and Power Summary Table 

Production Unit 

Type

Installed 

Capacity (MW) 

Current Production (MW) 

Tripoli Plant 

Fossil fuel 

665 

665 

Zawiyah Plant  

Fossil fuel 

1440 

1440 

Benghazi Plant 

Fossil fuel 

615 

615 


Financial Services

Libya faces an ever-worsening currency and liquidity crisis which cannot be surmounted without a stable political solution. There are 18 banks in Libya works under the supervision of Libyan Central bank, but as the result of the instability of the political and economic situation in Libya, the banking sectors remain unreliable. People and businessmen withdrew their money from the banks which leads to rareness of Liquidity and affected the entire monetary system in the country.  In light of the above fact and to find alternative solutions, electronic payment services have been activated in the country. There are two main financial service providers, TADAWUL TECH and Moamalat, issuing pre-paid cards in coordination with banking system, while some others, such as Umbrella Ltd Financial Service and Almadar, launched a mobile money service.  

 For contact details for these companies please see the following link: 4.11 Libya Additional Services Contact List


COMPANY NAME: TADAWUL TECH 

 Tadawul is a pioneer private company providing electronic payment solutions through issuing pre-paid cards in coordination and collaboration with commercial banks in Libya and under the Libyan Central Bank license. Tadawul is a local company functioning in Libya. Its network is widespread in all cities inside Libya to enhance the purchasing power of the customers in light of the liquidity crisis, and boost the sales of wholesalers and retailers as well. 

 


Company Overview 

Company Name 

TADAWUL TECH  

Address 

Tripoli-Libya 

  

Available? 

Comments 

(max / min transfer or exchange amounts, etc.) 

Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number? 

No 

  

Provides currency exchange? 

No 

  

Will initiate / receive wire transfers? 

No 

  

Provides Loan / Credit services? 

 No 

  

Other Comments or Key Information 

Provides pre-paid card  



Other Locations 

Region(s) 

Service Location(s) 

Tripoli 

Tripoli 

Its network for pro vision and recharge the pre-paid card are widespread in all cities 

  


  

COMPANY NAMEAlmadar Aljadid  

 Almadar Aljadid is a government owned mobile network operator and data provider based in Tripoli, Libya has launched a mobile payment service called Sadad to facilitate the money exchange and find innovated solutions for the liquidity crisis. 


Company Overview 

Company Name 

Almadar Aljadid 

Address 

Tripoli-Libya 

  

Available? 

Comments 

(max / min transfer or exchange amounts, etc.) 

Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number? 

No 

  

Provides currency exchange? 

No 

  

Will initiate / receive wire transfers? 

No 

  

Provides Loan / Credit services? 

 No 

  

Other Comments or Key Information 

Mobile wallet service  



Other Locations 

Region(s) 

Service Location(s) 

The company operates in all Libya city 

   

Clearing and Forwarding Agents 

 There are plenty of clearing and forwarding agents operating in Libya, and cover all ports and airports inside the country. They provide different logistics services: clearing and forwarding, transportation, warehousing and distribution. They are mainly located in Tripoli and have branches in other governorate. Many of these companies have experience with international companies and humanitarian organizations. More details about the clearing agents are available in the clearing and forwarding agents contact list: 4.11 Libya Additional Services Contact List 

  

Handling Equipment 

Different handling equipment are available in the local market, and they are generally provided by the logistics services companies which provide freight, transportation and warehousing services. 


Postal and Courier Services 

Postal and Courier Services are available in Libya through the Libya Post Company, a Libyan joint stock company having its legal personality and independent financial liability. It is affiliated to the Holding Libya Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Company (LPTIC). The Company aims to establish, operate, manage and organize all kinds of different post services including mail financial services at home and foreign level, services and products marketing for public and private bodies and any complementary activity meeting the purposes of the Company. DHL Express is operating as well in Libya providing courier services such as Worldwide Documents Express, Import Express and other postal and courier services. 


Printing and Publishing

Many companies in different locations Like Tripoli, Misratah and Benghazi providing are working in Advertising, Printing business activities. 

Taxi Companies

In Libya there are shared taxis, buses and coaches, they operate from the centre of the capital to most of the other areas in the capital. Private taxis in the capital operate like other private taxis in other countries. Private taxis are found only in large cities as well as the capital Tripoli. However, according to UN security protocol it’s not allowed for UN staff to use public transportation or taxis in Libya. 


Vehicle Rental

Vehicles for renting are quite available in Libya market with different choices.

  

Waste Management and Disposal Services 

 Waste management and disposal services are suffering from a crisis in Libya. The Company of Public Works is responsible to transport the refuse to the landfill but due to poor capacity of the company the refuse accumulates in the neighbourhoods for some time until the company trucks collect and transport it to the landfill. For the time being and as the result of the war, there is no recycling factory functioning in Libya.   


Waste Disposal Non-Hazardous

The disposal of non-hazardous waste is conducted by the Company of Public Works, but due to poor capacity of the company (in Tripoli the company owns 100 west truck while the need is 500, and has 2,000 workers while the minimum need is 5,000) and the security situation in the country the disposing of non- hazardous waste is not well functioning thus the refuse accumulates in the neighbourhoods.      


Waste Disposal Hazardous 

The disposing of the hazardous waste is conducted by the Company of Public Works, but due to poor capacity of the company (in Tripoli the company owns 100 west truck while the need is 500, and has 2,000 workers while the minimum need is 5,000) and the security situation in the country the disposing of hazardous waste is not well functioning thus the refuse accumulates in the neighbourhoods. During the crisis there is no factory of waste separation and recycling functioning in Libya.      

  


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Please note: WFP / Logistics Cluster maintain complete impartiality and are not in a position to endorse, comment on any company's suitability as a reputable service provider.