In this Thursday, March 3, 2016 photo, garbage bags line a street in Jdeideh, east Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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The collection of Beirut and Mount Lebanon's trash will begin Friday when the Cabinet's proposed solution will take effect, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Thursday.It is the first session since ministers announced a breakthrough deal to resolve the ongoing crisis last weekend. Prime Minister Tammam Salam held a separate meeting with Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb and Tashnag Party leader MP Hagop Pakradounian to discuss details of the Burj Hammoud landfill.MTV television station reported that an agreement was reached after Pakradounian provided Salam with a written acceptance.The Burj Hammoud landfill will operate for four years and will only receive 1,200 tons of waste per day. The agreement also stated it would be the last landfill established in the area.The chairman of Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee MP Ibrahim Kanaan called on the Cabinet to take allegations of corruption seriously.Kanaan chastised ministers for not attending committee's sessions.Kanaan said the committee accuses Sukleen and Sukomi of squandering public funds.
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