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Cultural Heritage Project Strengthens Economic, Community Activity in Lebanon

December 22, 2016

Tyre, Lebanon has an astonishing cultural heritage, centered on an ancient harbor that established the town as a thriving Phoenician trading port centuries ago. The harbor is still used by local fishermen, but fell into disrepair after years of conflict. In this video, the World Bank's Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ayat Soliman, and Guido Licciardi talk about a project that aims to revitalize the harbor in Tyre, and how it is helping breathe life back into the port and its surrounding historic neighborhoods, and improve local fishermen's lives.