Akkar residents gather in Halba's square against the government's plan to create a sanitary landfill in the area, on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Akkar and Future Movement MP Khaled Daher said that the government should treat the district with fairness, refusing Akkar to be "the rest of the country's dump"."We want the government to treat Akkar like Beirut and Mount Lebanon, and propose good things for this impoverished and neglected region, not landfills," Khaled said.He said that officials in Akkar had previously suggested the opening of one or two landfills in the district that would be used only for Akkar's waste, closing all the random dumps across the area.
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