RE-MED in Lebanon presented to 200 contractors and engineers in public works and buildings

Lebanese Contractors Syndicate for Public Works and Buildings

On the sidelines of the general assembly meeting of the Lebanese Contractors Syndicate for Public Works and Buildings (LCSPWB, Lebanease partner), on March 19, 2022, and in the presence of two hundred contractors and engineers of various specialties, the General Manager of the Syndicate, General Elia El-Obeid, gave a full explanation of the “RE-MED” project of applying innovation to develop circular economy for sustainable construction in the Mediterranean. The project is funded by a grant from the European Union, through the ENI CBC Med Program, and is coordinated by the French Center CEREMA, under the direction of Dr. Oumaya Marzouk.

The presentation focused on the strategic importance of the project for emerging countries in terms of recycling construction and demolition waste, which helps in developing a circular economy, saving natural resources, preserving the environment, and creating green jobs.

After the presentation, a questionnaire was distributed to the attendees interested in taking part in the project. Response to the questionnaire shall be sending to the secretariate of LCSPWB within two weeks. The Syndicate will conduct a special workshop to explain in depth the project goals and components, and to respond to the participants' inquiries, in the presence of the Lebanese partners from the Ministry of Environment and the American University of Beirut.

The attendees of the General Assembly were also informed that, as part of RE-MED activities, a call for expressions of interest will be made in the course of April 2022, for companies interested in setting up a sorting and recycling station of construction and demolition waste. Such a station, which will be funded by the project, is aiming to produce recycled materials for use in road construction according to the required technical standards and environmental specifications.