LEBANON: NEW EU FUNDING FOR WASTE TREATMENT
The European Union will provide a loan of 35 million euro (38.5 million) to build and equip nine plants for sorting and composting of waste in North and South of the country. The Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) is in charge of the launch of tenders for the construction and equipping of establishments in Baalbeck, Srar Akkar, Tripoli, Dannieh in North and Bint, Jbeil, Nabatieh and Tyre in South. OMSAR with the municipalities concerned will manage the tenders for the operation of facilities and the state will pay the costs for the first year. The cost of waste treatment, including transportation, should be around the $ 25 per tonne.