Press Conference at the Tobagi Garden – 26/08/2014

To read and download the press release of the Conference in English, click here

To read and download the press release of the Conference in Arabic, click here

To read and download the Declaration of Experts, click here


Media

مشروع طريق فؤاد بطرس – هل يحل المشكلة؟ – LBC

Panel to challenge Fouad Boutros road – The Beirut Report

اوقفوا اوتستراد فؤاد بطرس و… ابنوا بارك! – Arab Week

Activists, experts cry foul over Fouad Boutros highway – Daily Star

Beirut Municipality ignores citizens’ concern, begins land expropriations for highway – Al AKhbar

محور «الحكمة ـ الترك»: بلدية بيروت تقود «زحف الباطون» – Al Akhbar

مشروع فؤاد بطرس: السكان لن يسمحوا بتغيير الأشرفية – Al Modon

أوقفوا أوتوستراد فؤاد بطرس – Al Hiwar

“جسر فؤاد بطرس” … قلق أهالي العاصمة القديم-الجديد – Maharat News

Shamal News – الائتلاف المدني الرافض لطريق محور الحكمة – الترك (شارع فؤاد بطرس)

يطالب بوقف المشروع وباستبداله بمُنتزه “ثقافي” تحت إسم “بارك فؤاد بطرس”

دعوة مدنية الى ايقاف انشاء اوتوستراد وتحويله الى منتزه في لبنان – Al Hayat

الائتلاف المدني الرافض لطريق محور الحكمة – الترك يطالب بوقف المشروع – Al Liwaa


Pictures

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by Saade Saadeh, Lebanon Eco-movement

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Neighborhood Meeting and Press Conference

This is part of an ongoing public awareness campaign to inform citizens, stakeholders and the media about the status of the “Fouad Boutros” highway project that is planned to cut across Mar Mkhayel and Hekmeh areas, to chart out ways to counter it and to present the need for alternative project, especially the “Fouad Boutros” Park.

The municipality and the CDR keep pushing for the project to be implemented, by proceeding illegally with expropriation formalities even though the “Environmental Impact Assessment” (EIA) is still at its scoping phase, and despite of the mobilization of civil society, citizens, NGOs, professionals and academics, in refusal of it.

We look forward to having a mix of residents and Beirut citizens, NGOs, concerned professionals and media people in view to show the Administration that we really “mean Business”, denouncing their wrong doing and confirming again and to all that we will never permit this Highway project to be…

The event is expected to be two hours long- one hour will be devoted to three speakers, followed by about one hour for questions and discussions.

Time: Tuesday, the 26th of August 2014 at 11 AM – 1 PM
Location: The Tobagi Family Private Garden – Armenia Street – Mar Mikhael – Rmeil (see map below)
Speakers:
Jihad Kiame/ Architect– Urban Planner
Urban planning overview and launch of the “Group Declaration” signed by experts

Raja Noujaim / legal & administrative officer – Quantity Surveyor & Quality controller
Description and assessment of the project / Alternatives to the project

Antoine Atallah / Architect – Urban Designer
Presentation and launch of the website against “Fouad Boutros” Highway Project

Mohammad Ayoub / Executive Director of “NAHNOO”
Facilitator

For More Information, please call 03/605569 (Raja Noujaim / general coordinator of the Coalition)

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