Construction upwards

New projects have moved in the country. And more are forthcoming.


Construction has started in Lebanon in recent years. Cement deliveries, a coincident indicator of construction activity increased

from 4,219 tons in 2008 to 4,897 tons in 2009 and 5,227 tons in 2010. Swanky high-end residential buildings sprout in the capital skyline. Residential and tourism projects announced in Beirut were estimated at $8 billion in 2009.


On the other hand, many infrastructure projects were set to be launched by 2011, are financed by loans from the World Bank and funds such as the Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development. The urban transport development project is just an example.


Among the Lebanese projects, the wastewater aiming to upgrade the sewers and storm water drains in Bsharre North Lebanon and Jounieh, North of Beirut.


The United Nations for Development Program (UNDP) also granted $4 million to build a wastewater treatment plant in Bekaa valley, Ablah town. In December 2009, the UNDP inaugurated three reconstruction projects for the Southern suburbs of Beirut; the construction of a $225,500 worth training center project for adults, the establishment of a closed market in Haret Hreik, and the rehabilitation of a sewage treatment plant in Bourj Brajneh. Also, the $200,000 worth project for the rehabilitation of the sewage treatment plant was financed by Kuwait, Sweden and the UNDP.


Additionally, the master plan for the UNRWA schools and compound has been approved by the Lebanese Government, which issued its third Briefing Note on the reconstruction of the Nahr El-Bared and surrounding municipalities, through the Nahr El-Bared Reconstruction and Recovery Cell. In the Nahr El-Bared Camp adjacent area, the selection process of the Italian Development Cooperation-funded housing repair and rehabilitation project has been also launched.



Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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