Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk arrives at the Baabda Palace, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk Monday called for the protection of natural resources in tandem with industrial development plans.Machnouk made the remarks during a committee meeting he chaired for the Environmental and Social Assessment of the Lebanon Pollution Abatement Project. The meeting was attended by representatives of the World Bank and the Italian Embassy, who are funding the project, as well as officials from the relevant ministries. Machnouk also touched on the country's waste management woes, namely the Naameh landfill.
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