NWC Signs MoU with WhiteHelmet to Activate 4G Tech in Remote Monitoring of Project Performance and Progress

The National Water Company (NWC) and the Digital Scanning Company for Information Technology (WhiteHelmet) signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding aimed at enabling follow-up on infrastructure of water and environmental projects, and monitoring …

The National Water Company (NWC) and the Digital Scanning Company for Information Technology (WhiteHelmet) signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding aimed at enabling follow-up on infrastructure of water and environmental projects, and monitoring their performance and the progress of fieldwork remotely to contribute to improving business outputs.

The MoU was signed during the Future Projects Forum, held in Riyadh from May 22 to 23. NWC Vice President for Projects and Technical Services Sector Eng. Mansour bin Mohammed Abu Thnain signed for The National Water Company, while WhiteHelmet CEO Abdullah Muhanna Abal Khil signed for his company.

Abu Thnain said that the MoU aims to improve the process of following up on and monitoring the projects performance remotely using 4G technology. He said that more discussions will be held on the opportunity to cooperate with Whitehelmet, on knowledge transfer in the field of providing, qualifying and training services, and exchanging experience in regard to following up and documenting the implementation of projects.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

BOU SAAB BROACHES PRESIDENTIAL ENTITLEMENT WITH UN’S WRONECKA, MEETS ROMANIAN AMBASSADOR AND REPRESENTATIVE OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF LA FRANCOPHONIE

Deputy House Speaker, Elias Bou Saab, on Wednesday received in his office at the Parliament, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, and discussed the presidential entitlement and the displaced Syrians’ dossier. Bou Saab later received Ro…

Deputy House Speaker, Elias Bou Saab, on Wednesday received in his office at the Parliament, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, and discussed the presidential entitlement and the displaced Syrians' dossier. Bou Saab later received Romanian Ambassador to Lebanon, Radu Catalin Mardare, and the Representative of the International Organization of La Francophonie in the Middle East, LĂ©von Amirjanyan. Talks touched on the latest developments on the local arena.

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

THE CONFERENCE “ANA LUBNANIYA.. ARABIYA” LAUNCHED ITS SECOND EDITION IN BEIRUT

The Women Leaders Association in Lebanon (WLA) organized the “Ana Lubnaniya-Arabiya” conference, which includes businesswomen from the Middle East and North Africa, with the aim of exchanging experiences and knowledge, enhancing cooperation between th…

The Women Leaders Association in Lebanon (WLA) organized the "Ana Lubnaniya-Arabiya" conference, which includes businesswomen from the Middle East and North Africa, with the aim of exchanging experiences and knowledge, enhancing cooperation between them, and searching for new investment opportunities. A wide participation of distinguished speakers this year took part in the conference, after the success achieved by the first edition of the conference last year at Expo Dubai (UAE). The conference falls under the initiative of Lebanon: An Arab Edutainment hub, which extends over three days, from 24 to 26 May 2023, and includes a number of important events and programs. The first day included a series of seminars dealing with the situation of women in the economy, business, trade, retail, tourism and entrepreneurship. It will be followed by the launch of the 'She Leads' academic program, which aims to provide businesswomen with new skills and technical tools that enable them to expand the scope of their businesses and investments, in cooperation with USEK, where certificates will be distributed to graduates of the program during the closing dinner. WLA will also allocate a full day for the participants to tour various locations, in a qualitative way that presents specialized aspects that are unique to Lebanese businesswomen in the field of tourism. About the conference, Mrs. Madiha Raslan, President of the Women Leaders Association, says: "It is a great honor for us that Beirut received a group of leading businesswomen in our Arab world, from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait in addition to Lebanon, this will contribute to the establishment of an Arab network that enhances cooperation and economic and social opportunities for women." Raslan points out that one of the WLA's goals is to carry out various economic activities that put women in the advanced and competitive ranks, and stresses that "encouraging women to invest directly contributes to the rise of the national product and contributes to creating job opportunities for youth and the prosperity of countries."

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

JAPAN PROVIDES WASTE COLLECTION TRUCKS TO MUNICIPALITIES TO TACKLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES IN BAALBECK-HERMEL

Through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), Japan provided three waste collection trucks through the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST) to help four municipalities in Baalbek-Hermel tackle solid waste …

Through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), Japan provided three waste collection trucks through the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST) to help four municipalities in Baalbek-Hermel tackle solid waste management challenges. This assistance will enable more than 41,000 residents to live in better public health conditions. On May 23 2023, Ambassador MAGOSHI attended a ceremony that celebrated the hand-over of three waste collection vehicles, in the presence of Governor of Baalbek-Hermel, H.E. Mr. Bashir Khodr and General Manager of LOST, Dr. Rami Lakkis. The ceremony opened with the national anthems of Japan and Lebanon, followed by congratulatory remarks from Ambassador MAGOSHI, Mr. Khodr and Dr. Lakkis. In his speech, Ambassador MAGOSHI highlighted Japan's contribution to sustainable and effective solutions for waste management in Lebanon, and mentioned that people's efforts and participation are fundamental for the continued success of this project. In return, Mr. Khodr thanked Japan for its generous support to municipalities in Baalbeck-Hermel, and appealed for urgent support towards increased needs in waste management in the region. As for Dr. Lakkis, he expressed sincere gratitude for Japan's support to vital sectors in Lebanon during critical times, and praised its unwavering commitment to diligently working to improve conditions of vulnerable populations, hoping for the continuation of the partnership with Japan.

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

JUDGE QABALAN INTERROGATES SALAMEH OVER INTERPOL RED NOTICE

Attorney General Judge Imad Qabalan, began interrogating Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh over the red notice issued by the Interpol against him at the request of the French judiciary. Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

Attorney General Judge Imad Qabalan, began interrogating Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh over the red notice issued by the Interpol against him at the request of the French judiciary.

Source: National News Agency - Lebanon

Al-Halbousi Stresses, In The Parliamentary Finance Meeting, The Need To Quickly Complete The Budget Law And Reduce Spending

Speaker of the Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, chaired the meeting of the Finance Committee, in the presence of the chairman and members of the committee today, to discuss matters and remaining issues in the provisions of the Federal General Budget …

Speaker of the Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, chaired the meeting of the Finance Committee, in the presence of the chairman and members of the committee today, to discuss matters and remaining issues in the provisions of the Federal General Budget Law, and to reach a clear vision in preparation for submitting it to the House of Representatives and setting a session to vote on it.

Al-Halbousi appreciated the efforts made by the Finance Committee and made the appropriate notes regarding it, adding that "this budget is no less important than the previous budgets, but rather the most important as it is for three years with the annual review of the schedules," pointing to "the importance of the projects contained in the budget, which is reflected in the service program in accordance with the implementation of the government program."

Al-Halbousi said that "the House of Representatives' approval of the Social Security Law guarantees the entitlement of workers and the involvement of the private sector, which reduces the budget," stressing the need to reduce spending in order to increase non-oil resources, reaffirming the speedy completion of the general budget law.

Al-Halbousi stressed the need to accommodate large segments of society by creating job grades to appoint graduates in the governorates and including adequate financial allocations for them.

In turn, the Chairman of the Committee, Atwan Al-Atwani, welcomed Al-Halbousi, reviewing the most important findings of the Finance Committee and its procedures in completing the budget items and schedules.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency