Bringing an old quarry to life

Published 25 June 2019

Quarry rehabilitation comprises more than just the planting of different varieties of trees on land no longer used. Cimenterie Nationale’s rehabilitation project in Lebanon also includes the country’s first green belt buffer area, natural windbreakers, stormwater management, hydroseeding and beehives. By Ahmed Hoteit, Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon.

Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon, has rehabilitated an area of 283,598m2

of the quarry at its Chekka plant following its extraction phase

Cimenterie Nationale owns a 3Mta cement plant in Chekka, Lebanon. To mitigate the environmental impact of the production facility and in particular, its quarrying operations, the company has developed an environmental mitigation plan and is working on creating a rich ecological reserve.

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