Excavators operate in the Naameh landfill, south of Beirut, Lebanon May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
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The notorious Naameh landfill is set to close at midnight Wednesday in line with the two-month deadline set by the Cabinet in an agreement reached in March to end the country's eight-month garbage crisis.The garbage plan, engineered by Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb, stipulated that Naameh would be reopened for two months, and two other landfills would be established in Burj Hammoud and Costa Brava and operate for a four-year period."Tenders for the Ghadir River (Costa Brava landfill location) have finished, while bidders for the Burj Hammoud landfill were given a three-week deadline to submit offers," Chehayeb said.He said that between March 19 and May 5 this year, more than 900,000 tons of accumulated trash were sent to the Naameh landfill.
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