A general view of Horsh Beirut, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
After a tense public debate, it is still unclear whether Horsh Beirut, one of the last remaining green spaces in the capital, will finally be opened to the public. Governor Ziad Chebib said during a public debate this week that the park would be reopened Sept. 5, but Beirut Mayor Bilal Hamad told The Daily Star Thursday he had no knowledge of the announcement. Chebib called on the people to form committees in support of green public spaces, Ayoub said.Located near Beirut's Tayyouneh, Horsh Beirut is a 25,000-square meter space, the largest park in the city.In addition to announcing the opening of Horsh Beirut, Chebib also said that work had begun on an opera house, a conservatoire, a museum dedicated to Fairouz and another dedicated to the history of Beirut.Prior to the announcement of the park's imminent opening, which came at the end of the debate, Chebib offered vague responses and no concrete plan of action for Beirut's green spaces.
Authorities calm fears after terror warnings
Cabinet sets stage for 2018 general elections
Hariri urges end to bickering ahead of soldiers’ funerals
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE