The President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr, metwith a mission from the World Bank. During the meeting they discussed three topics related to the transport sector in Lebanon: The first is completing the project of upgrading the urban transport sector especially the unfinished workat the intersections of Dikwaneh, GalerieSemaan and Jal el-Deeb. The second is the new road projects, specifically theBeirut ring highway and the project referred to as A2 in the vicinity of the city of Jounieh. The third pertainsto plans put forward for the establishment of public transport systems in Lebanon, especially in Greater Beirut as a first stage. The World Bank mission expressed its willingness to finance the new projects after the subject of paying compensations for the necessary acquisitions has been dealt with.