"The Lebanese Forces Party is steadfast in its positions of defending the sovereignty of Lebanon, in its project to liberate it from occupation and to establish the state, in supporting the electricity plan and its execution, and in its consistency towards the implementation of the law," said Social Affairs Minister, Richard Kouyoumjian.
His words came during his inauguration of an inorganic waste treatment project in the area of Majdel Anjar earlier today, within the context of the "Host Communities Support Program" backed by the Social Affairs Ministry, with the cooperation of the Environment Ministry, the United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees, the United Nations Development Program and the United Kingdom.
Kouyoumjian voiced full support to Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati "when it comes to implementing a well-studied plan that is clear and scientific."
He commended today's inaugurated project "which fulfills part of the requirements of Majdel Anjar in the field of the environment and the treatment of inorganic waste," hoping that it will be widened to include the Environment Ministry as well.
"The solution to our problems can be achieved mainly through two points, the adoption of expanded administrative and development decentralization, and today's project today is best proof," he said, adding, "The second point is privatization in sectors or partnership between the public and private sectors."
"The Ministry of Social Affairs is a partnership between the state and the civil sector, which assesses its needs in planning and then implementation is done in cooperation with the Ministry," he continued to explain.
In turn, Environment Minister Jreissati, who was present at the inaugural event, emphasized the need to "take the initiative together on the issue of landfill, composting, and environmental and health treatment."
"We ought to have the courage to deal with this issue, and we have to accept solutions through cooperation with the federations and unions, and Wednesday we are scheduled to discuss the plan," he added.
Jreissati stressed the inability of Lebanon's infrastructure to carry the growing burdens of the Syrian displacement any longer.
"The problem of waste treatment in 2019 is like talking about a nuclear weapon, of which we know nothing, and we no longer accept any justification for failure," he underlined.
Source: National News Agency