Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired a Cabinet session on Jan. 11, 2018. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
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A controversial plan to expand a landfill outside Beirut is expected to be discussed in a Cabinet session Thursday, which will also look into solutions for the waste overflow at an open-air dump in north Lebanon's Tripoli.Cabinet will also discuss decisions taken by a ministerial committee formed to study waste management plans put forward by Environment Minister Tarek Khatib and the CDR.In a meeting on Dec. 26, the committee agreed on a long-term waste management plan put forward by the Environment Ministry, but postponed discussion on the landfill expansion plan. At the time, Khatib said that the plan relies on decentralization, with municipalities largely responsible for their own waste management under the ministry's supervision.
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