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Regie of tobacco supports 16 development projects


Under the patronage of finance minister, Ali Hassan Khalil, the Regie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs held a ceremony yesterday to distribute financial aid allocated for the implementation of development projects in 16 towns and villages in the South, North and Beqaa areas. The contributions covered the villages of Tal Abbas west of Saadine, Samunia in Akkar, Khirbet Silm, Kafra, Hadatha and Rmeish in Bint Jbeil, Al Ain, Kasr Nabba and Ali Nahri in Beqaa, Taybeh, Shebaa and Kantara in Marjey3oon, Tora and Salaa in Tyre and Nabatiyeh el Fowka in Nabatiyeh area. Projects include the construction of public halls and the building of retaining or support walls for agricultural purposes, rehabilitation or construction of ponds and water canals and reservoirs, equipping of artesian wells, construction of agricultural roads and purchase of trucks for collecting garbage. On the occasion, Khalil maintained that the state-run Regie is one of the main institutions that give the country hope in improving the performance and work of public departments. For his part, the general director of the Regie, Nassif Seqlawi, said that, besides its economic role, the company boasts a key development and environmental mission, noting that in recent years, it has supported 178 municipalities in the North, South and Bekaa regions. (Al Diyar, January 31, 2019)

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