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A new assessment estimates the Beirut explosion caused up to US$4.6 billion in damage to infrastructure & physical assets.

Immediately after the massive blast that rocked the port of Beirut on August 4, the World Bank Group (WBG) in cooperation with the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) launched a Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA) to estimate the impact on the population, physical assets, infrastructure and service delivery.
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Remarks by Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director, at the International Conference on Support to Beirut and the Lebanese people

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Regional Director for the Mashreq

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Zeina El Khalil
Bourie House 119, Abdallah Bayhum Street Marfaa - Solidere
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zelkhalil@worldbank.org