A pile of garbage blocks a street near the Beirut port. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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The Cabinet Wednesday approved a plan proposed by Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb to solve the garbage crisis by creating new landfills and decentralizing the waste management sector.Minsiters agreed on reopening the notorious Naameh landfill for seven days to get rid of the garbage that had accumulated in Beirut and Mount Lebanon since last month, Chehayeb announced in a press talk after the six-hour long session. Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement each sent a minister to attend the emergency Cabinet session Wednesday, despite previous plans to boycott the session.Education Minister Elias Bou Saab from the FPM and Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan from Hezbollah have decided to attend today's emergency Cabinet session to see if the proposed solutions to the ongoing garbage crisis are viable despite previous plans not to attend the meeting. Bou Saab said that Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil will not attend the session, thus he will be representing the FPM. Minister Mohammad Fneish, Hezbollah's other minister in the Cabinet, will also not be attending.
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