Minister of State for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth, Violette Khairallah Safadi, disclosed in a press release on Sunday that she received Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati in Tripoli, within the framework of the National Reserve Day organized by the Ministry of Environment, "in an acquaintance visit to the natural Palm Islands Reserve."
Safadi seized the opportunity of this national day to organize a cleanup campaign for the Reserve, in wake of the urgent need to protect it from waste and raise awareness about the importance of preserving it.
The two ministers, accompanied by the candidate for the sub-elections in Tripoli, Dima Jamali, and a number of representatives of the participating civil associations, contributed to the collection of waste and plastic residues, in addition to the participation of a group of divers in extracting waste from sea bottom.
The tour in the Reserve was preceded by a visit to Tripoli's Municipalities Union headquarters and a drive around Tripoli to have a closer look at the city's most important environmental features.
Both ministers exchanged views on means of cooperation in the future, most notably the contribution of "Safadi Foundation" to complete the project of sorting waste from the source and the implementation of the Environment Ministry's plans in this respect.
Both ministers demanded the necessary support to preserve the various nature reserves in the country, and to endorse a general law at House of Parliament that protects, boosts and organizes all nature reserves in Lebanon.
Source: National News Agency