File - A Middle East Airlines jet is seen parked in the tarmac of Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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A land deal is underway to expand Rafik Hariri International Airport, and will soon see enhanced security measures to handle the increase in the number of travelers, the public works and transportation minister revealed Monday.The minister revealed that a plan was underway to boost the airport's capacity from about 6 million travelers last year to 12 million over the next few years, and that an exchange of lands with the Defense Ministry was already in the pipeline.Also topping the agenda of the meeting was a plan to enhance security measures in light of the increase in the number of travelers coming through Lebanon's only international airport.
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