The Minister of Interior and Municipalities Gen. Marwan Charbel sponsored a ceremony celebrating the launch of the traffic control center in the premises of the Directorate of traffic which was carried out by the Council for Development and Reconstruction under the Urban Transport Development Project in Beirut.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Walid Daouk, participated in the ceremony which was attended by representative of the Chief of the army brigadier Saleem Haddad, Director General of the General Security brigadier-general Ashraf Rifi, Director General of Public Security brigadier general Abbas
Ibrahim, representative of the Director General of State Security brigadier Yusuf Hassan, Director General of Civil Defense Gen. Raymond Khattar, The President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr, Governor of the city of Beirut Mr. Nassif Qalush, Governor of Mount Lebanon Judge Antoine Suleiman, Director General of the Directorate of traffic, Mr. Faraj Allah Sorour.
The Center carries out the administration of the joint operations center which is equipped with surveillance cameras, traffic control signals and organizes parking at roadsides, supports internal security forces by training them in the field of deterring and suppressing violations, improves the functioning of traffic signals and advances the principle of parking for a fee in the streets as well as improves and computerizes the issuing of violation tickets.