BASSIL: MANY PROJECTS FOR ZAHLE WERE SENT TO CABINET, BUT CAPABILITIES ARE FEW

Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, said Sunday that “many projects for Zahle were raised by the Change and Reform Parliamentary Bloc to the Council of Ministers, included within its large investment plan, but the capabilities are few and what helps us is to be united and not to obstruct each other’s work.”

Bassil’s words came during a luncheon held in his honor at the “Arabi Casino” in Zahle, attended by members of the Union of Municipalities of Zahle, Middle Bekaa and East Zahle.

“We are on the verge of parliamentary elections, but I like to discuss development outside the election season so as not to be interpreted as promises,” Bassil added.

“In brief, it is not about our love for Zahle nor about its geographical position between Lebanon and Syria and the great importance it represents, for it is in need of great care,” Bassil went on, outlining some of the projects that have been achieved for Zahle and others that are still underway.

“Members of the new parliament and the municipality of Zahle have to agree on Zahle’s demands and priority projects,” stated Bassil.

He concluded by addressing the issue of public waste, saying that “this file is the responsibility of municipalities and municipality unions.”

Source: National News Agency