From left, Ministers Gebran Bassil, Nouhad Machnouk and Ramzi Joreige attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Cabinet finally approved Monday a controversial plan to manage the country's solid waste after the strategy sparked sharp divisions among ministers and threatened to paralyze the government's work.The approved plan, which seeks decentralization of waste management, divides Lebanon into six blocks: Beirut and its suburbs, the north and Akkar, the south and Nabatieh, the Bekaa Valley and Baalbek-Hermel, Baabda, Chouf, Aley and Jbeil, Metn and Kesrouan, Joreige said.The Cabinet decided to form a committee headed by the environment minister to assess all contracts for solid waste treatment.
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