Friday, 15 Nov 2019

Aoun vows to alleviate deprivation in Akkar district

President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, on Monday vowed to alleviate deprivation in the district of Akkar similar to all other Lebanese regions, based on the principle of balanced development in his oath speech.

President Aoun's words came during his meeting at Baabda Palace this morning with Akkar deputies and a number of heads of municipal unions in the district of Akkar.

The delegation included MPs Asaad Dergham, Mustapha Sleiman, Wehbi Qatisha, Hadi Hobeish and Tarek al-Merhbi.

Aoun pledged to lift deprivation in said district through the implementation of developmental and social projects.

The President deemed Akkar as "dear to all the Lebanese" for the immense sacrifices made by its people for the sake of Lebanon's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

The delegation raised with the President a range of stringent developmental needs, including the rehabilitation of infrastructure and the improvement of hospitalization conditions, through the upgrading of the gov-run hospital and the construction of the military hospital.

Discussions also covered several educational and university demands, as well as other issues related to electricity, civil aviation, water, administrative decentralization, and agriculture.

On the other hand, Aoun met with Chairman of Economy, Trade, Industry and Parliamentary Planning House Committee, MP Naamat Frem, who briefed the President on the Committee's work plan, in addition to developmental affairs related to the regions of Jbeil and Kesrouan.

Among Aoun's itinerant visitors for today had been Former Minister Adnan Addoum, and Lebanon's ambassador to the Holy See, former MP Farid Elias Khazen.

Source: National News Agency

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