The President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr, participated along with the Minister of Public Health Mr. Wael Abou Faour inlaying the foundation stone ceremony for restoring a building in Baabda Hospital. This project is funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Directorate General for Development in the presence of the Ambassador of Italy in Lebanon Mr. Massimo Marotti and the MPs Messrs: Naji Gharios, Hikmat Dib, Fadi Al-Awar, Dr. Adnan Hussein the President of the Lebanese University, and a number of hospital staff.
The President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction made a speech in which he declared that laying the foundation stone for a vital project is the fruit of cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health, the Council for Development and Reconstruction and the donor which is the Italian state. Having completed the first phase of rehabilitation works in Baabda Governmental Hospital which was funded by a loan from the Islamic Development Bank worth 3.15 million dollars, we carried out a tender for the second phase of the rehabilitation which consists of several sections. The contract worth three million euros was awarded through a full funding gift presented by the Italian government.