Motorists sit in traffic in Beirut, Friday, April 20, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Looking beyond Lebanon's current electricity woes, the Order of Engineers is leaping into the future by investigating ways to make transportation in the country reliant on – yes – electric vehicles.There are plans in the pipeline to build 17 inspection stations to assess whether all cars coming into Lebanon comply with certain standards. Cabinet also approved a $300 million program to build a rapid bus transit system fanning out from Beirut to Tabarja, Jnah and Mount Lebanon, the adviser said. The Lebanon Climate Act, which is part of series of commitments Lebanon made in the lead up to the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, states that by 2030 Lebanon must have removed vehicles over 15-years-old from the market.
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