Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Massimo Marotti and Minister Nada Boustani attend the inauguration of the new water treatment plant in Zahle, July 19, 2019. (The Daily Star/HO)
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Energy and Water Minister Nada Boustani Friday opened a new water treatment plant in Zahle as part of a broader initiative to improve the country's water management strategy.The new plant is part of a broader strategy to better manage Lebanon's water resources. According to UNICEF, only 8 percent of Lebanons' wastewater is currently treated, and Boustani has said that improving the state's management of its water is a "top priority" for her ministry. Earlier Friday, Boustani had visited the wastewater treatment plant in Iaat and promised to survey all the water treatment stations in Lebanon.
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