The Administration and Justice Committee meets to listen to judges involved in the investigation into last month's flooding in Ramlet al-Baida.
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Parliament's Public Works, Transportation, Energy and Water Committee Tuesday endorsed more than half a billion dollars in loans and grants for infrastructure development projects across Lebanon. A number of other committees also endorsed legislation related to health care and followed up on ongoing state investigations into public sector hiring and flooding last month in Ramlet al-Baida.The Public Works, Transportation, Energy and Water Committee endorsed $34 million in loans for wastewater treatment in the Qadisha Valley from the French Development Agency, and $187 million in loans for upgrading main roads in north Lebanon and Kesrouan's Jeita and Zouk Mosbeh from the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development. It also endorsed a $295 million loan and $69,800 grant from the World Bank for the Greater Beirut Public Transport Project, which aims to connect Tabarja to Karantina by bus and also create lines within Beirut. The Administration and Justice Committee met to listen to judicial authorities about an ongoing investigation into flooding in Ramlet al-Baida last month. The committee heard from Beirut Investigative Judge Charbel Bou Samra, Military Tribunal Investigative Judge Najat Abu Shakra and Mount Lebanon Appeals Court Judge Rana Akoum.
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