Water problems

Aiming for 24/7 Water in Beirut

A delegation led by the World Bank visited an ongoing system of tunnels and pipes being drilled to transport fresh water from the Awali River in south Lebanon to Beirut as part of a project the organization is funding. The undertaking, expected to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars and financed by the World Bank, aims to provide a sustainable potable water supply to residents of the capital, including its southern and northern suburbs and coastal villages in the districts of Aley, Baabda and Metn.