WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:
Lebanon - Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project
IBRD Loan: US $ 55 million
Maturity: 13.5 years Grace period: 6 years
Project ID: P147854
Project Description: The project objectives are to reduce the quantity of untreated municipal sewage discharged into the Litani River and to improve pollution management around Qaraoun Lake by constructing a sewage network and connecting it to wastewater treatment plants. The project will work closely with main farmers in the area to reduce the quantity of fertilizers and pesticide currently being used in agriculture. In addition, the project will fund cleanup campaigns to remove trash from the river banks.