Lebanon trash crisis ending: Cabinet to review landfill plan

Published November 3rd, 2015 - 07:23 GMT

Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to call cabinet to session this week after the plan to end the trash the disposal crisis had reached its final stages, reported An Nahar daily on Tuesday.

Ministerial sources predicted that the premier will convene the session on Wednesday.

He will make the call at the end of the national dialogue session set to be held at parliament on Tuesday.

The cabinet session will tackle the allocation of landfills and the execution of the trash disposal plan, amid the necessary security measures, said the daily.

The government meeting will also sign a decree that would provide the salaries of military officials after an agreement had been reached on Monday over the issue.

An Nahar added however that a date to holding a cabinet session hinges of MP Talal Arslan agreeing to setting up a landfill in Khaldeh's Costa Brava area.

Officials had last week proposed that a landfill be established in that region, sparking the objections of the lawmaker.

Politicians had made progress in resolving the garbage crisis that had erupted in July with the closure of the Naameh landfill.

After months of disputes, they have reached a tentative agreement to set up a landfill in Srar in the northern region of Akkar, while question marks remain over setting one up in either the southern Kfour area or Costa Brava.

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