On the sidelines of the general assembly meeting of the Lebanese Contractors Syndicate for Public Works and Buildings (LCSPWB, Lebanease partner), 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 Programme.
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.
The RE-MED project will implement structured training, scientific and public dissemination, methodological guides and draft standards, as well as models of efficient economy to integrate the dimension of sustainable development in the road sector. The project also intends to support the Tunisian and Lebanese environment Ministries in order to change the regulations to facilitate the use of at least 20% of recycled aggregates in road construction, and thus open up a construction waste market.
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