British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher tours the refurbished fish market in the southern town of Sarafand Friday, March 20, 2015. (The Daily Star, Mohammed Zaatari)
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British Ambassador Tom Fletcher inaugurated a refurbished fish market in south Lebanon Friday, part of a project funded by the British government, and announced further aid to villages in the country.Two U.K.-funded projects in the town of Sarafand, south Lebanon, will help bring fresh, safe seafood to the renovated market.Opened in 2001, the market in Sarafand sustains around 1,000 fishermen. After years of under-investment, the market became neglected, but was refurbished after Fletcher visited it in 2014 and offered to help. With support provided by the U.K.'s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Lebanese Host Communities program of the United Nations' Development Program (UNDP), the market is again bustling with life.Thanks to the U.K. development fund, which rehabilitated and equipped the market, fishermen's income has increased through improved economic activity, he said.
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