Public Works Minister Ghazi Zeaiter speaks at a news conference, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Beirut's airport has boosted its safety and security measures despite a crucial need for new equipment and systems, Public Works and Transport Minister Ghazi Zeaiter emphasized Saturday.According to media reports published Wednesday, Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said that both countries were contemplating boycotting flights due to lax security measures at the Rafik Hariri International Airport.Concerning the much needed fence around the airport premises, the minister said that a breakthrough had been reached in 2015 after securing the needed funds.Zeaiter also revealed that a ministerial committee has been formed to follow up on the needs of the airport, announcing that it will meet Tuesday.
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