The Beirut and Mount Lebanon Chamber inaugurated its branch in Jounieh this Thursday, under the patronage of Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, in the presence of the President of the Beirut and Mount Lebanon Chamber, Mohammed Choukair, and a host of deputies and ranking dignitaries.
The Patriarch delivered a speech in which he thanked the Chamber for its unyielding efforts to create job opportunities, despite the many difficulties.
“Based on statistics, 30% of the Lebanese people are below poverty line,” he said regrettably.
Stressing the need to reform Lebanese regulations so as to facilitate investors’ work and improve performance, the Patriarch said “We look forward to seeing new faces in the next parliament (…) because Lebanon is facing major challenges. We need responsible and conscious persons aware of the process of legislation by the parliament, execution by the cabinet and proper political conduct.”
Source: National News Agency