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Environment and Justice Ministries join forces

Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk says the newly transformed dumpsite will host a public park and a hall for ceremonies. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Lebanese environmental law will now be backed by legal institutions after a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the justice and environment Ministries Tuesday.

“This will give us the chance to implement environmental law” said Environment Minister Mohamamd Machnouk, stressing that “the law could revive the environment.”

The memorandum of cooperation involves concerns such as pollution, hunting, waste landfills and other issues, said the environment minister during the signing ceremony at the Justice Ministry.

For his part, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi said that the “environment has imposed itself as an agenda priority.”

Lebanese society has begun to adopt an environmentally-conscious culture and the cooperation agreement aims to translate this trend into an effective means of coordination between the judiciary and the rnvironment ministry, said Rifi.

The justice minister said that two environmental prosecutors would be appointed to the Justice Ministry.

 

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