Rotten and compressed garbage is not fit for export.
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Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb Wednesday admitted to setbacks to preparations to export the country's trash and hinted at further delays in resolving the waste crisis.Chehayeb, who upbraided reporters for fixating on the state's inability to resolve the trash problem, admitted that officials needed to bring in a third firm to study how the country's waste could be processed into something lawful for export. Chehayeb did not disclose how officials selected the French firm.The agriculture minister further appeared to admit that only one of the two firms originally approached by the government remained interested in the assignment. Wednesday, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab ridiculed Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk for ordering the closure of a new garbage incinerator in the Mount Lebanon town of Dhour Choueir.The export arrangement is pegged to cost the government $212 per ton – roughly $60 more than what Sukleen, the incumbent waste manager, is rumored to receive – for 2,500 tons of daily export, over 18 months.
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