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Minister of Public Works and Transport Ali Hamiyeh

Protestors storm public works ministry in Lebanon

A number of protesters stormed Friday the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in Hazmieh, asking to meet the minister.

Minister of Public Works and Transport Ali Hamiyeh told the protesters, after listening to their demands, that he realizes the size of the gap between the government and people’s needs.

“I will not keep the port of Beirut a hostage to local or regional political conflicts” he added. “The port must return to what it was before.”

Hamiyeh declared that the Ministry of Works’ budget is LBP90 billion and that it was used “to pave the main roads that directly affect the citizens’ safety.”

“I will work according to the law,” Hamiyeh said, adding that “the Central Inspection is welcome” and that “it is the first and last authority to impeach employees.”

Source: Naharnet.com

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