Litani River Panel Demands Closure of Sand Mines, Halt of Sewage Flow
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A ministerial panel tasked with addressing the pollution of the Litani River demanded Thursday the closure of all licensed and unlicensed sand extraction mines near the river and the halt of sewage flow into the river.

The panel’s meeting was held at the Yarze office of Defense Minister Samir Moqbel, who presided over the meeting.

Industry Minister Hussein al-Hajj Hassan briefed the committee on the measures that his ministry has and will conduct in order to put an end to the latest pollution and the panel asked him to continue his efforts in coordination with the relevant ministries, state-run National News Agency said.

As for the issue of waste water, the committee was briefed on the projects of the Energy and Water Ministry and the Council for Development and Reconstruction in this regard.

“$750 million are needed to finalize the projects while only $200 million are earmarked at the moment,” the panel was told.