Lebanon is keen to court Indian companies to invest in its power sector.
Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of CESC Ltd, met the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Al Hariri, on Sunday in Beirut where the premier sought Indian investment.
“The PM was keen to have Indian participation in the power sector, especially renewables. The power sector of Lebanon is reminiscent of what India has been 20 years ago. It appears that there are many opportunities,” Goenka said.
Several Indian industrialists, including Goenka, were in Lebanon as part of a Young President’s Organisation (YPO) event. PM Hariri met the YPO delegates over dinner last week. On Sunday, the RP-SG Group chairman met the PM at his residence. Asked if CESC would invest in Lebanon, Goenka said it was too early to comment. “It certainly looks promising. But we need to study,” he said.