Two Years On, and Looking to the Future

As we approach he second anniversary of the February revolution, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has announced the closure of Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt for five days -- from 14th to 18th February -- as a security measure.

While this will be inconvenient for trade, and for travellers generally, the hope is that it will help to avert any possible terrorist attacks during the holiday weekend.

Our security expert James Hopkinson advises that the situation remains tense, especially following the assassination of a leading politician in Tunisia, and expects security to be heavy and stepped up in the major cities.

But as the country works through these difficulties, construction will be a major theme in the development of the Libyan economy; an estimated $140-billion-worth of projects that were approved by the former regime are now being reviewed.

Whether it relates to energy infrastructure, roads, railways, housing or power plants, contractors must understand construction law and their liabilities under the law.

With that in mind, our expert blogger Dr Mohamed Karbal has written a valuable guide on this important topic, and we are delighted to make it available to our readers. You can download it by clicking here.

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