Qatar Fund for Development restores the old market in the Lebanese village of Douma
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) signed an agreement with Batrouniyat for the restoration of the old market in the Lebanese village of Douma during a ceremony dedicated to the occasion.
The agreement was signed by H.E. Mr. Mohammed Hassen J. Al-Jabir, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Lebanon on behalf of Qatar Fund for Development, and H.E. Mrs. Chantal Aoun Bassil, the President on behalf of Batrouniyat.
The renovation works include the rehabilitation of the frontages of the market, the improvement of the project infrastructure, as well as the development of private and public facilities for the project.
The project aims to contribute to support the Lebanese people. The project will improve the urban planning of the area and will contribute to the renewal of the economic movement of the region. The market plays a role as an economic weight for the village and the market represents an important heritage and tourism. Such projects contribute not only to the revival of the economy and tourism, but also contribute to the opening of new job opportunities, thus refreshing the work market and adding to the income of individuals.
During the speech, H.E. the Ambassador said:” This contribution represents the ongoing commitment of the State of Qatar through the Qatar Fund for Development to support Lebanese people and preserve Lebanon’s heritage and tourism, as well as providing assistance in different areas, such as economic, social, cultural, developmental and humanitarian.”
And on the other side H.E. Mrs. Chantal Aoun Bassil said:” Here is Qatar again and again helping Lebanon to hold up beautiful and distinctive, we thank the Emir, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador to Lebanon and Qatar Fund for Development for providing 1 million US $ to finish this unique project, which will always hold the name of Qatar on its walls. We in Batronas will love Qatar, and the Dominians, Batronas and Lebanese will hold Qatar’s permanent gratitude for its good. ”
This project complements the role of the Qatar Development Fund, represented by the State of Qatar, in assisting the Arab brothers. The project is also a continuation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),