Berri meets with delegation partaking in fresh water workshop

FEBRUARY 10, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, met on Tuesday afternoon with a delegation of the participants in the workshop held today at the House of Parliament on fresh water in the Lebanese shore.

The delegation is comprised of Head of House Commission for Public Works and Energy, Deputy Mohammed Qabbani, MPs Yassine Jaber and Ali Fayyad, in addition to a number of European experts.

The workshop comes at the behest of Speaker Berri and organized by Water and Energy House Commission.

Speaking on emerging, MP Qabbani said that the Lebanese coast is a promising one in terms of the presence of large amounts of fresh water, albeit spread in more than one location.

“The main promising region is Qasimiyah area in the vicinity of Tyre, followed by Shecca and other areas,” Qabbani said.

The Lawmaker also indicated that the workshop asked of the National Council for Scientific Research to pursue conducting a study on these fresh water along the Lebanese coast, starting with the most promising areas.

“This is our current orientation,” Qabbani said, hoping that a new source of wealth would be attained– not less important than oil and gas.

He also pointed out that such a sort of work is not theoretical but rather actual.

Separately, Speaker Berri met with the Canadian Ambassador to Lebanon, Michelle Cameron, with talks between the pair touching on the current situation.

At noon, Berri met with head of Kazakhstan’s diplomatic mission in Lebanon, Dawlat Imberdiev.

Among the Speaker’s itinerant visitors for today has been the Residing Representative of the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development in Lebanon, Nawaf Dbous. Talks reportedly dwelt on the Fund’s projects undertaken in Lebanon.

SOURCE: National News Agency -Lebanon