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News Lebanon: EU funding development projects

The Head of the EU Delegation to Lebanon visited four EU-funded community development projects in the Tripoli region and the Akkar on June 25. The projects are aimed at improving the economic and social situation of the most deprived categories of the Lebanese population, by implementing programmes designed to contribute to job creation and community development.
 
According to a Delegation press release, the four localities visited were:
  • El Mina (Tripoli), where a tourist information office and a commercial street of the downtown area under restoration received EU financing;
  • Mhammara (Akkar), where the EU financed a vocational training centre and agricultural cooperative;
  • Deir Dalloum, Majdala and Mar Touma (Akkar), where EU financed water infrastructures were inaugurated;
  • Denbo (Akkar), where the EU financed a social centre, a medical centre, irrigation canals and a playground.
 
The total cost of these four projects amounted to €1.37 million granted by the EU.
Ambassador Patrick Laurent announced the EU would this year launch an €18 million programme for local development, targeting several municipalities in North Lebanon, "a region which has been too often abandoned and neglected".
 
Press release
 
EU Delegation – Lebanon
 

External cooperation – Lebanon     

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.dellbn.ec.europa.eu/en/whatsnew/09/25jun09.htm
Source of information ENPI Info Centre
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , INFRASTRUCTURES
Relation http://www.emwis.net/countries/fol749974/country958156
Geographical coverage Lebanon
News date 08/07/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH
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