The President of the Council participated in the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the project of setting up an antiquities Museum in the city of Sidon. This ceremony was under the patronage and attendance of H.E. Mr. Fouad Siniora. It was also attended by H.E the Minister of Culture Mr. Tammam Salam, H.E the Minister of Education and Higher Education Mrs. Bahia Hariri, H.E. the Minister Dr. Khaled Qabbani, as well as the Director-General of the Kuwaiti Fund Mr.Abdul Wahab Al-Bader.
It should be noted that this project will be funded by two grants: the first grant of U.S. $4 million was offered by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development, and the second grant of U.S $850 thousand was offered by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.