After a meeting that lasted more than eight hours at the presidential palace in Baabda, the Minister of Finance Mohammed Chatah announced that the Lebanese government on Tuesday approved the increase in the minimum wage 200.000LL
The Minister of Finance stated that this change will affect the public and private sectors.
And the minimum wage was 300.000LL becomes 500.000LL and transportation costs amounted а 6000L.L. day become 8000L.L. per day.
Shatah explained that this increase will impact the budget of the Lebanese state 730 billion Lebanese pound, which he described as “huge”, adding that it is time to give importance to the living conditions Lebanese.