Heaps of trash being cleared from the site of the dump. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk said Sunday that the dumpsite rehabilitation project in Sidon met international standards and that a public park would be built in the location.As for the landfills, Machnouk said that its waste would degrade in 10 years. Then, it will be joined to the public park, forming a green area covering 100,000 square meters of the southern coast. In total, 1.5 million cubic meters of waste was processed and deposited in three separate landfills, which form a single 8-meter-high mound.
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