MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT DISCUSSES IMPLEMENTATION OF WASTE LAW, EXEMPTION OF MUNICIPALITIES FROM DEBTS

Minister of the Environment Fadi Jreissati met this Tuesday with member of the “Strong Lebanon” parliamentary bloc, MP Nehmat Efram, who congratulated him on taking over the environment portfolio.

Discussions touched on the proposal submitted to exempt municipalities from all debts related to solid waste management, whereby Minister Jreissati uttered support for such a proposal.

The minister later welcomed the president of the Committee on Lebanese Women Affairs, Claudine Aoun Roukoz, with discussions touching on an array of environmental topics.

Aoun stressed the need for female participation in the entrance exams for the post of environmental officer, and underlined the importance of activating the role of women in the preparation and implementation of plans on climate change.

“We discussed the issue of nature reserves and the need to preserve this national wealth,” she said after the meeting, pointing at the issue of waste and the need to take all the necessary measures to avoid further crises.

Later, Minister Jreissati welcomed a Human Rights Watch delegation headed by Lama Fakih. Discussions focused on the issue of waste and the importance of proceeding with the implementation of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Law, especially.

Source: National News Agency