The President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr, presided over the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Beirut Museum in the presence of the minister of Culture, Dr. Ghattas Khoury, Director General of Antiquities, Mr. Sarkis Khoury, Solidere Executive Director, Mr. Haidar Al Hassan, representative of the Kuwaiti funds, M. Hisham Jaafar, and representatives of CDR in the committee. During the meeting, the archeological excavation at the museum's site in central Beirut, part of the excavation contract executed by CDR, supervised by the Directorate of Antiquities, was discussed. The architectural designs of the museum were also presented by representatives of the consulting firm Renzo Piano. The planning of the project was then presented by Consultant Brockner and the Committee took several steps related to expediting the project.