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Agreements for three projects in partnership with the private sector were signed Thursday with the backing of Prime Minister Saad Hariri: the expansion of Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport, the expansion of the Beirut-Okaibeh Highway, and the development of a National Information Center, part of the development of a common cloud-based infrastructure for the government.Hariri said that the three projects amounted to more than $4 billion, according to a statement from his office. Hariri said the airport project sought a target capacity of 20 million passengers.The airport expansion project agreement was signed by Hayek and Muneer Ferozie, the regional head of PPP, privatization and infrastructure financial advisory at the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group focused on the private sector in developing countries. A third agreement was signed regarding the National Information Center project by Hayek and Nafez al-Morhabi, CEO in Lebanon at KPMG.
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