LEBANESE CABINET CONVENES AT GRAND SERAIL, JANNAH DAM ON AGENDA

BEIRUT, Lebanon, – The Lebanese Council of Ministers is currently meeting in a regular session at the Grand Serail, presided over by Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, with 74 financial and administrative items on its agenda and the Jannah Dam subject.

Speaking prior to the Cabinet’s session, State Minister for Administrative Development Affairs, Nabil de Freij, voiced objection to the implementation of the Jannah Dam.

Environment Minister, Mohammed Mashnouq, said, the Ministry is not against Jannah Dam in itself, but shall take into account experts’ opinion on such project’s environmental impact, since “there are concerns on environment,” he said.

Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nuhad Mashnouq, said that, their political stance vis-a-vis Jannah Dam is related to the environmental question.

State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mohammed Fneish, said, the subject of water is a strategic one, calling for casting issues away from political diatribes.

Tourism Minister, Michel Pharoun, categorically underlined the need for preserving the human heritage of the valley, wishing there would be harmony between securing water and preserving humanitarian legacy.

Industry Minister, Hussein Hajj Hassan, called for discussing the issue of Jannah Dam scientifically, rather than politically, pointing out that every project entails “pros and cons.”

Source: Name News Network

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