Zeaiter speaks at a news conference at RHIA, Monday, June 6, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Transport and Public Works Minister Ghazi Zeaiter announced Monday that Lebanon had been removed from an International Civil Aviation Organization sky safety blacklist, adding that the construction of a vital fence around Beirut's airport would start soon.Zeaiter attributed Lebanon's removal from the list to the guide.He also lauded the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for its "extraordinary efforts" and stressed that the airport's safety was a universal concern, particularly for the Cabinet and concerned administrations.Last week, head of the airport Fadi al-Hasan announced that the ICAO had acknowledged the progress made in relation to the facility's safety measures. Lebanon came under severe criticism from the EU a few months ago for failing to upgrade some of its safety measures at the airport.Zeaiter also said work to construct a fence around the airport would kick off soon.
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