Kataeb MP Elias Hankache on Wednesday accused the ruling authority of insisting on harming the people's health and damaging the environment, condemning the decision to expand the Burj Hammoud waste landfill. "All the plans previously set out by the Environment Ministry were not implemented. How can we trust that this government's plan would be brought into action?" Hankache said in an interview on Voice of Lebanon radio station.
The government convened on Wednesday for the second day in a row to discuss the 2019 draft state budget, as ministers are expected to hold daily meetings in a bid to speed up its endorsement before being referred to the Parliament.