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Food and crafts fair in the old Rashayya sook

11-9-2017

Yesterday saw the opening of the food, crafts and industrial fair of Rashayya and West Beqaa as part of ‘Rawwiq bi Rashayya’ activity aimed at preserving the heritage and traditions of the area. Present at the ceremony were, MP Wael Abu Faour, member of the Democratic Gathering, Bassam Dallal, Rashaya mayor, and event coordinator, Liliane Maalouli, in addition to concerned associations and representatives of the Union of Municipalities. The exhibition hosted a live cooking laboratory made of local products under the supervision of chef Jad Simionedes. “We celebrate to showcase our heritage, authenticity and cultural traditions in collaboration with the town’s authorities,” Dallal stated. He revealed a determination to support the young people and encourage talents. Maalouli, in turn, said: “We strive to achieve sustainable tourism as an innovative process to revive economy, attract visitors and identify labor needs,” underlining the importance of integrating natural resources into a complete economic cycle. )Al Mustaqbal, September 11, 2017(

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