Cabinet session kicks off at Grand Serail

The cabinet session has kicked off at the Grand Serail under the chairmanship of Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, to discuss a number of developmental issues, especially those involving the most recently implemented projects by the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), in the presence of CDR head, Nabil Jisr.

Prior to the session, Ministers delivered different stances involving an array of domestic issues. For his part, Minister of Industry, Hussein Hajj Hassan, confirmed that the session will not tackle the oil and gas dossier.

“We are so keen on having the two related decrees be endorsed the soonest possible,” the Minister

stressed.

Interior Minister, Nouhad Mashnouk, said that all trash-related tenders will be discussed in today’s session.

Telecommunications Minister, Boutros Harb, confirmed that the telecoms report will be ready by next Thursday.

For his part, Health Minister, Wael Abou Faour, said that he had briefed the Prime Minister on the flaws of Costa Brava project.

“The Prime Minister’s decision was to inform the CDR to slow down the implementation process pending further study of the project,” he added, criticizing the highly inflated tenders involving Costa Brava landfill project.

In turn, Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, said that he would be presenting to the Council of Ministers a report which sheds light on the imbalance of projects’ implementation across Lebanon.

Source: National News Agency

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