Libya’s Bashagha to Prepare Plan for Sirte Reconstruction


On Wednesday, the Libyan Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha directed the preparation of an “integrated plan and vision for the most destroyed areas with a high population in the city of Sirte.”

According to a government statement, Bashagha called for reconstruction to begin in the Giza Bahariya district. The work will range from removing rubble up to construction, dividing all of this into several stages.

The PM called for the requirements of each stage, in terms of financing and duration be identified, and for various companies to execute the work.

This came during his meeting with the Mayor of Sirte Municipality, Mukhtar Al-Maadani, and members of the Sirte Reconstruction Fund Committee. The meeting was also attended by Bashagha’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hafez Gaddour.

Days ago, Bashagha met with the Minister of Interior, Major General Essam Abu Zariba. They discussed a bill to establish a department for combating cybercrime, according to the government’s media office.

The meeting was held at the cabinet headquarters in Sirte on Sunday. It discussed the security situation and developments, and the security plan prepared by the MoI, to preserve the security in the country.

The meeting also discussed the need to launch the department of combating cybercrimes, in order to carry out its tasks in accordance with Law No. (5) of 2022 issued by the Libyan Parliament.

On 22 October 2022, the Parliament issued the Cybercrime Law, one year after its approval on 26 October 2021.

The Cybercrime Law aims to “protect electronic transactions and reduce the incidences of cybercrime, by identifying these crimes, and approving deterrent penalties for them. This will lead to achieving justice and information security, protecting Libyan public order and public morals, as well as protecting the national economy.”

This will also “preserve rights resulting from the legitimate use of the means of modern technology, and enhance public confidence in the safety of electronic transactions.”