Improvement of Lebanese infrastructure
The Lebanese Civil War severely damaged the country’s economy and infrastructure and the modern refugee crisis has only increased the struggle. That said, several promising programs, such as ours, could alleviate these problems and reduce the impact of poverty in Lebanon.
The infrastructure in Lebanon are very precarious and most of them need to be renovated. Due to the high volume of refugees in Beirut, and the Beirut Port explosion, many houses, bridges, roads, hospitals and other building got destroyed and require a big amount of financial investment to build them back. Moreover, there have been many problems with accessing clean water. Several areas surrounding Beirut do not have safe, drinkable water.
There is a project, the Greater Beirut Public Transport Project, which will work on improving the speed, quality and accessibility of public transports for passengers in the Greater Beirut Area. Easy access to the city allows individuals to travel to work or to school on a daily basis. It also permits individuals to move from place to place at an inexpensive cost. This will increase accessibility to the city, which could potentially have economic benefits because more employees would be able to move across the city and apply for different jobs, also further away from their homes.
Safety is also a priority within this initiative, therefore, it will also fund pedestrian bridges and crossings. Overall, the project will offer a more secure and accessible urban environment for the people of Beirut and surroundings areas. The city must be as liveable as possible to allow individuals to live safe and in comfort.
While Lebanon’s social programs are still relatively young and often haphazard, the government has formed two primary means of relieving poverty: the National Social Security Fund and the Emergency National Poverty Targeting Programme. Expanding and improving these programs along with continued investment in infrastructure could make an enormous difference in the lives of thousands of Lebanese citizens. Unfortunately, these government programs do not cover refugees. U.N. humanitarian aid has traditionally stepped up to fill this void, but even these resources have recently begun to dry up.
We strive to achieve great results in infrastructure such as:
- Governments investing or working on receiving funds for the re-constructions of buildings, hospitals, houses and bridges destroyed by the Beirut Port explosion
- Making cities smart, in regards of infrastructure, which means easier ways to move and connect with the different parts of the city
- Ensuring vital resources to the population of Lebanon, such as drinking water, electricity and so on
- Expanding the program of decreasing poverty within the country and creating a better liveable space for the Lebanese community
These are achievable goals if we work together on the realisation of a greater Lebanon. If we bring our forces together, we will be able to achieve clear results faster. Join us in our cause to give Lebanon greater infrastructure sites.