TRIPOLI, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Libya's parliament-appointed Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha on Wednesday announced the reopening of the country's oilfields and ports.
"The House of Representatives and the Libyan government have succeeded in reopening the oilfields and ports, after the Petroleum Crescent Consortium agreed to lift the siege on oil facilities," Bashagha, one of the country's two prime ministers, tweeted.
The Petroleum Crescent Consortium, made of representatives from areas and regions that host oil facilities, closed several oil facilities in April, demanding to hand over power to Bashagha's government and launch development projects in their areas.
Libya's daily oil production was 1.2 million barrels per day before the closure of the oil facilities, which dropped the production by half.
Bashagha's government, appointed by the House of Representatives, was sworn in at the parliament's headquarters in the eastern city of Tobruk on March 3.
However, the Tripoli-based Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah refused to hand over office to Bashagha and confirmed that his government would continue working and would only hand over office to an elected government. ■