A cement factory that was set to be built in Zahle, Lebanon, will be relocated to another area, according to reports by the Daily Star (Lebanon).
The planned cement factory, which has been met with widespread opposition for Zahle residents and officials over health and environmental concerns, will now be relocated after an agreement was reached with the head of the project, Pierre Fattouch, Archbishop of the Greek Catholic diocese of Zahle and Forzol Issam Darwish announced in a news conference on Wednesday.
The new location of the factory has yet to be disclosed.
The announcement comes three days after Zahle MP’s held a joint news conference, announcing that they would continue to oppose the construction of the factory despite the Shura Counil’s approval of the project.
The MPs noted that the environmental problems would not only affect the city of Zahle, but the entire district as well, and called on the Shura Council to reevaluate its decision.
The original decision to allow the construction of the cement factory by businessman Mr Fattoush was made last October.