BEIRUT — Lebanon's state-run telecommunications company Ogero announced Friday morning that three of its transmission stations had shut down in the Aley region due to lack of fuel.
The transmission stations are located in Bikfaya (Metn), Kabrichmoun and Kfar Amay.
On Thursday, several other stations were shut down, hours after Ogero CEO Imad Kreidieh announced that 30 of the public operator's transmission stations would soon shut down due to lack of fuel.
The authorities have promised to settle 50 percent of the funds owed to Ogero within the next few hours, according to a senior source at the public operator.
Contacted on Friday morning, this source confirmed, however, that no payment had yet been made and that network breakdowns would continue in the absence of fuel.
The Finance Ministry provided no further information.
In crisis-hit Lebanon, recurring breakdowns hit Ogero's transmission stations, often due to fuel shortages or equipment theft.