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Wednesday, February 07, 2007 

Letters from Beirut

Some of the achievements of the Siniora government (from UNESCO via the excellent Blogging the Middle East).

EDUCATION
- Only one in ten Lebanese primary teachers have received training (equal to Sudan - in Iraq and Palestine, all teachers are trained).

- 12.7% of government expenditure is spent on education (compared to 20% in Djibouti, Morocco, Oman, and UAE).

ELECTRICITY
- There were fewer power cuts during Israel's war on Lebanon (when Israel was targeting power stations) than there are now.

- The government gave the Ministry of Energy and Water 0.5% of all the money it spends in 2005 (before Siniora came to power it was 1.1%).

- The government gives the National Lottery 0.7% of all the money it spends.

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> The government gives the National Lottery 0.7% of all the money it spends

That's crazy ... I can guaranty that the lottery is a cash cow that bring money to the government.
I don't about the rest of your facts but this one does not make any sense and is definetely wrong

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