Lebanese minister says garbage crisis '99 percent solved'

By REUTERS
March 12, 2016 00:05

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said on Friday the country's rubbish crisis had been "99 percent solved" at a government committee meeting on the issue.

The Lebanese National News Agency quoted Machnouk and reported there would be a cabinet meeting on Saturday to finalize the agreement. It gave no further details.

Politicians' failure to agree on a solution for garbage disposal has left mountains of trash piling up in and around Beirut for months and prompted warnings over the potential spread of diseases.

Lebanon cancelled a plan to export its rubbish to Russia last month, a government agency said.


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