Transportation and Public Works Minister Ghazi Zeaiter speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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In light of the recent road floods, the Public Works and Transportation Ministry has put forth a series of "radical" solutions to the government and is considering the establishment of a new bus system.Similar floods occurred on the highway linking Beirut to Jounieh just weeks earlier.Zeaiter also implored the public to cooperate with the authorities.Zeaiter said the ministry was now fully prepared to deal with any emergency situations caused by storms. Zeaiter said that according to the plan, Beirut and its suburbs needed 900 new buses.Zeaiter added that the construction of a train route linking Beirut to Jounieh, which would put an end to the horrendous traffic on that stretch of road, was awaiting government approval.
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