Minister Fadi Jreissati attends a Cabinet session at the presidential palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati said in a news conference Friday that quarry owners had 90 days to settle their legal status before authorities start going after violators.Jreissati's draft policy states the ministry's various commitments to crack down on quarrying violations and will form the basis for the general directive, which is currently being drafted.He said ministers have accepted his draft policy, which established a deadline of 90 days, or three months, to finalize the general directive and begin to strictly enforce it. Jreissati, Interior Minister Raya El Hassan, Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil and Agriculture Minister Hasan Lakkis were appointed to the committee.
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