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Prime Minister Najib Mikati has added many accomplishments to his credit during his term of office as a Minister of Public Works and Transport and later during his premiership, and at large through Azm & Saade Association, including but not limited to:

 

Achievements in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport


Improving and raising the level of maintenance works, road asphalting, construction and expansion, the construction of several bridges and governmental serails, developing the main master plan for regional areas, the completion of many studies of land regrouping and partitioning, the approval of the Public Safety Act for buildings and facilities and the Urban Transport Project for the Greater Beirut.

 

Furthermore, he has worked on the rehabilitation and equipping of the Port of Beirut, the construction of new buildings and extra docks, the rehabilitation of containers docks, the deepening of docks in the port of Tripoli and the access channel, in addition to embanking additional waterfront space as well as the rehabilitation of the ports of Sidon and Tyre and 22 fishing ports along the Lebanese coast.


New parking lots, a duty free zone and a public building were set up at the Beirut Airport, air monitoring devices were inaugurated and the open skies policy was established.

 

The foundation stone was laid for the rehabilitation of the railway linking Tripoli to Abbudiyeh and the Rayak- the Syrian border line, and activating the public transport serving the various regions.

 

 

Achievements of the First Najib Mikati’s government


The most prominent achievement of the Government of Najib Mikati is it was a true echo of the people’s voice and hopes, thus achieving the desire of the Lebanese to hold the parliamentary elections in the constitutional time limits in a climate of freedom and integrity. It is also committed to keep pace with the international investigation into Hariri's murder and carried out all the commitments made in the ministerial statement.


The most notable accomplishment of the government was an ongoing ministerial workshop at the Grand Serail to study a lot of urgent questions. By the end of this workshop, since the government was granted confidence on April 27 and until June 20, 644 decrees were issued, in addition to 479 resolutions and 19 circulars, alongside a daily follow-up of ministerial affairs, especially in those that are in direct contact with the citizens daily life, the handling of the medication issue that many governments had previously declined to approach , in addition to the decision on allowing Palestinians born in Lebanon to work in some sectors, and the abolition of visas for those wishing to visit Lebanon, businessmen, tourists and patients, in order to make Lebanon the beacon of the region. It is noteworthy that the decrees and decisions issued sent highly positive signals to the international markets as to the trustworthy efforts of Lebanon to facilitate and attract investments.

 

Since the very first day Prime Minister Najib Mikati took office as Prime Minister, he announced and confirmed that the government is a continuity, and that his government will continue to implement the positive decisions issued by the previous government, while he hoped that the next governments will  continue his course of action, because the priority is for the country and not for the individuals and any success will benefit the whole country. Mikati expressed his hope that the next government will consider the good actions which he has performed and seek to complete them, especially by promoting the comprehensive development plan that was established and dubbed "the road to the Beirut Pact".


Achievements through the Charity Association of "Azm & Saade Association"


Out of its confidence that human beings cannot achieve their aspirations but in light of a just and balanced social order and in the context of an integrated evolution and development process, Azm & Saade Association undertook, through its engineering section, to implement and follow-up on a set of rehabilitation actions, including the full rehabilitation of the port of fishermen in Qalamoun, the rehabilitation of the neighborhood surrounding the Moses cafe and the implementation of the pioneer quarter in the Abi Samra region, the creation of a pedestrian bridge in the Muharram region, the rehabilitation of corridors in the Bab el Raml cemetries, the expansion and establishment of a Winter Stadium at the Noor School in region of Mina’, the restoration and expansion of the Zahra basketball Club in the port of Tripoli, the restoration of one of the oldest buildings in the Azmi street, the drilling of a number of wells and the restoration of a number of water canals in Tripoli, the rehabilitation of buildings in the Cedar street (Al-Arz), as well as the rehabilitation of the buildings façades in the archeological Victory Square in the Mina’ area, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of a the Madfoun bridge which was destroyed during the Israeli attack, and the restoration and rehabilitation of the Emir Assaf Mosque in Beirut.

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