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MPs endorse special economic zones and Horsh Beirut reserve

Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Parliament’s joint committees Wednesday endorsed laws to establish special economic zones in Batroun and Tyre and another to create a natural reserve in Beirut’s largest green space, Horsh Beirut. If the special economic zones are established, Lebanon will have a total of three, as one already exists in Tripoli. It also means the three zones would be distributed in areas traditionally under the influence of Lebanon’s main political parties, and in areas that are majority Christian, Shiite and Sunni.

Acting Bodies: 
Lebanese Parliament
Type: 
Laws
Categories: 
Environmental
Impact: 
National
Status: 
Approved/ Ratified
Civil Society Response: 
Not applicable