Shehayeb, Mashnouq launch national campaign against forest fires

Tue 19 May 2015 at 19:26 Economy
NNA - Ministers of Environment, Mohammad Maqhnouq, and Agriculture, Akram Shehayeb, sponsored the launching of the national campaign against forest fires.


The national campaign was launched by the Association of Forest Resources and Development AFDC, in cooperation with the two ministries, the UNDP and FAO, during a press conference at the Grand Serail in the presence of several personalities and NGOs.


The Minister of Agriculture explained that forests used to cover 74% of the area of Lebanon, reaching at present only 10% as green areas and 13% as forests.


For his part, Minister Mashnouq said his ministry was responsible for safeguarding Lebanon's green zones.



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