USAID to Support Libya’s Energy Sector


John Cardenas, the Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Libya, announced that “aid is being provided to Libya to increase electricity generation, integrate renewable energy, and reduce consumption, ensuring a steady flow of energy into the country for years to come.”

The US Embassy in Libya, and USAID have reaffirmed their commitment to “working alongside the Libyan people and international partners to promote stability in Libya and the region.”

Cardenas stated that the agency is “working with national institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector, to promote stability and support the Libyan people.” As well as highlighting their cooperation with municipal councils, to improve services provided to citizens.

Cardenas also mentioned the agency’s projects, such as road repairs, installation of solar-powered streetlights, construction of sports fields, restoration of markets, and establishment of emergency health operation centers.

The Director also addressed projects in the south, explaining that the agency, in collaboration with its partners, “helped provide tables and equipment to schools in Murzuq to improve the education of students there. The agency also provided one million dollars in aid to renovate the Sebha airport, ensuring connectivity between the south and other regions.”

Earlier this month, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir met with the Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy to Libya, Leslie Ordeman.

During a meeting held in Tunis, the two sides discussed the “comprehensive plan of disclosure and transparency” launched by the CBL.

The meeting also discussed the “monthly statement of public revenue and expenditure, the formation of a higher financial committee to enhance transparency, joint efforts to support the National Oil Corporation (NOC), and gas production.”

According to a statement by the CBL, the two reviewed the Supreme Council for Energy Affairs’ plan to increase oil and electricity production, the partnership with USAID to support Libyan institutions, and the success of the CBL’s plan to provide cash liquidity in all regions of Libya.