NNA - Caretaker Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Youssef Fenianos, on Monday said that although some areas were outside the Ministry of Public Works’ zone of responsibilities, such as Al-Ouzaii, the ministry’s team rushed today to the rescue of the flooded region.
“I understand the sufferings of the people, thus I have been thoroughly following up on the condition of all the roads that have been blocked as a result of the torrential rains,” the Minister said.
However, Fenianos pointed to a difficulty in disbursing financial credits due to the financial crisis, which the country was currently undergoing.
“I’m not shying away from my responsibility, but I am ready to assume full responsibility; consequently, the Ministry has contacted the public prosecutor and placed all the flood details at its disposal so that everyone could bear his share of responsibility,” Fenianos said.
He reminded that the major cities of Beirut, Tripoli, and Sidon did not fall within the scope of the Ministry’s work and reiterated the fact that Lebanon’s infrastructure had been suffering rain water drainage problems for the last 50. He also blamed the towering problem to the rapidly increasing population.