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Reception for the delegation at the German Embassy. The delegation included the Mayor of Kirchhundem, representatives of the Civil Engineering Office and SER Straubing, and delegates from the Netzwerk Innenstadt NRW (North Rhine-Westphalian inner city network). Also present were staff members of the programme and the Lebanon Country Office of Democracy Reporting International.
Informal refugee settlements around Douris
The visitors from Germany seen here receiving a memorial plaque from the mayor in Rmeich.
The German delegation visiting a recreational area currently under construction. As well as an artificial lake, new restaurants, shops or a theatre are planned to boost tourism in and around Al Quaa.
The Mayor of Al Quaa, Mr Bachir Mattar, showing the German experts the site for a planned indoor vegetable market, and reporting on its progress.
A refugee camp near Al Quaa
A waste compaction plant near Hebbarieh
A waste collection point near Hebbarieh
Street scene in Bourj Hammoud, a multicultural municipality with a population of around 150,000 in Greater Beirut
Bourj Hammoud football stadium. In the background we see one of the earlier projects supported by the municipality to promote social housing construction
A new playground for refugee and local children in Bourj Hammoud.
Shown here in the background is one of the social housing construction projects in Bourj Hammoud. As in many places in Lebanon, power cuts are a frequent occurrence.