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The 4th Meeting of the Lebanese National Steering Committee

July, 08 2022
On 08.07.2021 the 4th meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the MADAD-RSCP programme was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel (Verdun/Beirut), attended by representatives of the Delegation of the European Union in Lebanon, of the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) as well as Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), and – as observers – colleagues in charge for other programmes (MERF and MASAR) funded through the EUTF MADAD, in addition to the AICS Directress and the Technical Secretariat of the Programme.

Representatives of the federations of Municipalities interested by the infrastructure projects executed within the Programme were invited to illustrate the results of the initiatives and the positive outcome for the inhabitants of their territory, namely the Union of Municipalities of Southern Suburbs of Beirut for Ouzai’s project that consists in a primary collector of rainwater to mitigate the phenomenon of flooding in the urbanized area; Union of Municipalities of Jbeil for Qartaba’s project, i.e. the execution of a roughly 4 km network of road side channels for the collection and drainage of rainwater; and Union of Municipalities of Upper West and Shahar for Ainab’s project through which the construction of almost 500 street lighting systems powered by solar energy was implemented.

The representatives of the MoSA then illustrated the procedures and methodologies adopted within the program for the transparent and fair selection of the beneficiaries of the cash for work initiatives, one of the added values ​​of the MADAD-RSCP program and of the collaboration between AICS and the Lebanese central Authorities.