Alfa honors the press and media at its annual Iftar
Under the auspices and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, held its annual Iftar in honor of the press and media at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. It was attended by Alfa CEO and Chairman Marwan Hayek, the head of the Lebanese Press Federation Aouni al-Kaaki, the Director General of Construction and Equipment at the Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT) Naji Andraos, the Director General of Investment and Maintenance at MoT Bassel Al Ayoubi, the advisor to Minister Jarrah Nabil Yamout, the Chairman and Director General of Ogero Imad Kreidieh, the head of the Owner Supervisory Board at MoT Naji Abboud, and media figures from audio visual, written and electronic press, in addition to directors and advisers from MoT and members of Alfa’s board of directors.
“Two important events for Lebanon took place recently: first, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her movie Capharnaum. I am pleased to announce that Alfa was the film’s main sponsor and would like to congratulate Labaki and the film’s crew for this achievement that honors Lebanon. Alfa’s support of Lebanese cinema is not new, as we also supported The Insult, which ran for the Oscars. Alfa is very proud to be part of the film industry and its success in Lebanon”. The second event took place in Khaldeh, said Hayek “where Ogero launched the first active cabinet with an Internet speed of 100 mbit per sec. We would like to extend our congratulations to Ogero on this awaited achievement”. However, added Hayek: “Alfa set the bar high and achieved tremendous speeds much higher than this speed and a hundred times the speed of 4G.
“Alfa has been able to keep abreast of developments in the field of telecommunications worldwide with high professionalism,” Minister Jarrah said. “This is evident in the results presented by Mr. Hayek, whose highly appreciated efforts with his team enabled us to reach this level of development and efficiency to provide such a fine service to citizens. However, our ambition together with Alfa does not stop here, as we still strive to continue developing the sector and the networks and modernize the necessary equipment”.