The Lebanese government issued 1,132 building licenses last month, a 34 percent increase compared to the amount of permits approved during the same period last month, reported the Lebanese Engineering Syndicate.
Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war left much of the country destroyed and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Since 1992, the country has been engaged in a massive reconstruction effort without major international aid.
The Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) was established in 1977 in response to the needs of reconstruction as a successor to the Ministry of Planning. It is responsible for formulating and monitoring the implementation of public investment projects as well as seeking foreign funding. — (menareport.com)
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