The initiative is funded by USAID, “which supplied and installed 500 LED lighting devices in Beirut’s most affected streets after the explosion of the port in 2020,” Fernaine said.
Expressing enthusiasm for the project, the Chief Innovation Officer at Medco, Michelle Shammas, said: “Our dream is for Beirut to live and to remain alive all the time. Thanks to Rebirth Beirut we can give back to our community and support our capital.”
The head of the Syndicate of Restaurants, Cafes, Nightclubs, and Patisserie in Lebanon, Tony Al-Rami, highlighted that this initiative comes during very hard and difficult working conditions for the owners of the F&B institutions.
The Governor of Beirut, Judge Marwan Abboud, concluded the ceremony, expressing that “the emergence of these initiatives is due to the weakness and absence of the state”.