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Tripoli to remove unlicensed vegetable stands

BEIRUT: Tripoli Mayor Nassif Kaloush vowed Wednesday to remove all unlicensed Syrian vegetable and fruit kiosks from the city’s streets, a measure aimed ay reducing the burden on Lebanese merchants suffering from unfair competition. 

“The only factor that was delaying us from taking such a measure was the deteriorating security situation,” he said. Kaloush said the strategy was already there and that the municipality would monitor its implementation to prevent such violations from recurring.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 17, 2014, on page 5.




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