Hariri heads a meeting in Beirut, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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A ministerial committee Tuesday agreed on a long-term waste management plan put forward by the Environment Ministry, but postponed discussion on expanding two of the country's main landfills. The meeting came after the Cabinet last week decided to form a ministerial committee to study Environment Minister Tarek Khatib's plan as well as a proposal by the Council for Development and Reconstruction to expand the Costa Brava and Burj Hammoud landfills as a temporary solution to the waste crisis.Cabinet approved a plan to establish the two landfills in March 2016 .The Cabinet concluded its meetings for this year last week.However, Khatib said the committee didn't make a decision on the landfills' expansion, which is opposed by several ministers, and that it will be discussed at a later date.
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