On February 28, 2023, a ceremony of signing a cooperation agreement took place between the Litani River Authority, represented by the Director General/Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Sami Alawiya, and the Lebanese Environment Assembly, the Society for the Protection of Nature (spnl) and the Environmental Waves Association, in the building of the Central Administration of the Authority, in the presence of work teams from both sides, within a consultative workshop for the "Blue Green Economy" project, which aims to rehabilitate natural resources to limit climate change.
The agreement aims to establish cooperation frameworks between the two parties with regard to protecting fisheries in the Litani River basin, as well as carrying out studies with the aim of improving the management of water resources used for irrigation, organizing wild fishing, agricultural development and extension through educating farmers, adopting the agricultural land investment policy of the National Authority of the Litani River In the south and the Bekaa, in addition to supporting the agricultural sector and activating the "Hama system" in the Litani River basin.
The agreement also stipulates the importance of reinforcing plant and animal error, reviving ecotourism in the Litani River basin area, the possibility of using existing laboratories between them, sharing information and results, and proposing ways to ensure the preservation of the environmental and ecological balance of the environmental and water environment.
The agreement focused on the necessity of cooperation in supporting the agricultural sector and ensuring a minimum level of food security, developing the environmental qualifications and expertise of the local community and municipalities, improving water and environment management, providing the necessary consultations, and working to revive environmental heritage.
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