Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb (left) meets with Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati & Nohra, HO)
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Finding landfills for Beirut and Mount Lebanon waste remains the major obstacle to the implementation of a comprehensive trash plan, Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb announced Thursday.Berri's proposal, which came after locals in the Bekaa Valley opposed a landfill suggested in Chehayeb's plan, states that Hezbollah and Amal Movement deal with the waste generated from areas under their control – Beirut's southern suburbs.Chehayeb's plan calls for dividing Beirut and Mount Lebanon's trash between landfills in the northern region of Akkar, the Bekaa Valley in the east and potentially Burj Hammoud, while municipalities prepare to take responsibility for their own waste over the next 18 months.
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