Jumblat: Beirut Port Silos Should Be Kept As A Memorial


Since fires have occurred at the Beirut Port Silos, every political party in Lebanon is trying to come up with suggestions to protect what’s left of it.

Among them is Walid Jumblat, Progressive Socialist Party Leader, who has finally joined his voice to the Lebanese MPs of Change and the families of the victims of the Beirut Blast calling to protect the Beirut Port Silos as a memorial.

He proposed on Thursday to shift the wheat from the Silos, so what remains of it can be protected, adding that “playing with the feelings of the victim’s families must stop.”

He also criticized the authorities for “selling the port to Rodolph Saade for a low price.”

Saade, the Lebanese-French CEO of CMA CGM, the third largest shipping company in the world, visited Lebanon right after the Beirut Blast with French president Emmanuel Macron and offered later a plan to rebuild the port within 3 years.

In February 2022, CMA CGM was chosen among other bidders to rebuild and expand the Beirut Port, securing also a 10-year contract to manage and operate the container terminal.

Concerning that, Jumblat now said, “We ask Saade and his partners to build new Silos in the port of Tripoli [instead] for preserving wheat.”

Related: Lebanon Plans To Build New Wheat Silos To Ease The Food Security Crisis.

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