Pharaon calls for revoking cement building permits in Zahle

JANUARY 7, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Tourism Minister, Michel Pharaon, held a joint press conference with former Minister Elias Skaff, attended by Minister of Economy, Alain Hakim, former Minister, Selim Jreissati, and members of the Supreme Council of Greek Catholics.

Minister Pharaon called on the Minister of Industry to withdraw the permit issued for the establishment of a cement plant in Zahle.

“What is happening in Zahle is a violation to the rights of the citizens of this city and this cement is harmful to their health,” Pharaon said.

He also criticized the speed of the issuance of this permit without the knowledge of the Director General of the Ministry of Industry.