Salam follows up developments with Serail itinerants

FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Monday followed up on most recent developments and national affairs with a number of his Grand Serail interlocutors.

The PM first had an audience with Social Affairs Minister, Rashid Derbas, who visited him in the company of Development and Construction Council Head, Nabil Jisr.

In the wake of the meeting, Derbas said that the meeting with the Premier aimed to give him a briefing on the implementation process of a number of Tripoli projects that had been previously endorsed by the Council of Ministers.

“Mr. Jisr has informed us that the backfilling project for the benefit of Tripoli’s Exclusive Economic Zone, and that of Tripoli’s Al-Tal region’s garage, have been thoroughly studied and are now in the hands of a few entrepreneurs who have been invited to be selected for the lowest contractual bid they offer,” the Minister said.

“This means that Tripoli projects have kicked off, in addition to the construction of a new slaughterhouse that will be built with a loan of $ 19 million from the Arab Fund,” Derbas added, noting that there still remained the railway station project, expecting studies to be concluded over the matter by Spring 2015.

Separately, Salam had an audience with Tourism Minister, Michel Pharaon. He also met with UNIFIL’s General Commander, Luciano Portolano.

Developments in South Lebanon and most recent events featured high on the talks between both men.

SOURCE: National News Agency- Lebanon