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Kicks off of small rural development projects


In coordination with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNDP and with the funding of the German Bank for Development, the labor ministry on Friday kicked off a set of small projects across Lebanon. The goal is to increase the number of short-term jobs through diverse infrastructure undertakings in the regions of Tripoli, Al Mina, Akkar and Zgharta, and other Lebanese regions. The ministry disclosed that the target is more than 2000 employment prospects within the framework of micro projects, in addition to establishing decent working conditions and labor laws the ministry is keen to streamline for the benefit of both the employer and the employees. One of these projects which started implementation is the restructuring the intermediate stakes in the northern capital, the ministry said. Additional projects include, the selective crop varieties, the construction of a modern irrigation network with reservoirs and pumps, improved infrastructure works and a number of agricultural roads in Akkar. Meanwhile, the municipality of Bkassine and the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) inaugurated yesterday the 22.3 km Bkassine Side Trail in the Jezzine area which is on the Lebanon Mountain Trail, in collaboration with the local communities and municipalities. The aim is to promote hiking, trekking and rural tourism while spotlighting the splendor of the country’s hidden beauty spots. (Al Mustaqbal, Al Diyar, December 2 and 4, 2017)

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