Pharaon: No sectarian dimension for moves against backfilling fourth basin

FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Tourism Minister, Michel Pharaon, on Monday held a press conference, confirming that moves against backfilling the fourth basin at Beirut Port had no sectarian background whatsoever.

“We have been fully coordinating with Prime Minister Tammam Salam over the matter,” the Minister said, noting that all have welcomed the principle of backfilling Beirut port’s fourth basin.

“There has been some serious talk over the matter, which if endorsed, will ensure a lot of vacancies,” the Minister added.

Pharaon also noted that experts will be appointed right after the public opinion voices its consent on the matter.

SOURCE: National News Agency- Lebanon