Salam hosts talks over Beirut Port Basin 4 quandary with Sayyah, Bou Saab

FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, on Monday welcomed at the Grand Serail General Security Chief, General Abbas Ibrahim, after ending a meeting with Patriarchal Vicar, Bishop Boulos Sayyah, and Minister of Education and Higher Learning, Elias Bou Saab.

Talks reportedly focused on the current quandary over filling the facility’s fourth basin.

The Beirut Port’s plan to fill the basin has sparked controversy among truck drivers and port workers, who argue that the project will cost hundreds of people their jobs, and thus lodged a lawsuit against the Port over claims that the project was incompliant with a presidential decree.

The Port says the project is crucial for expansion and prosperity of the facility.

SOURCE: National News Agency- Lebanon