The Economic and Social Fund for Development –ESFD and the Municipality of Zahle-Al Muallaqa-Taanayel signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of an environmentally friendly public transportation project.

The project aims at reducing air pollution resulting from traffic congestion and providing public transportation with affordable cost for the residents and visitors of the city.

It includes delivering four Hybrid buses to the Municipality of Zahle and providing technical assistance in preparing the operation plan. The municipality of Zahle implements the infrastructural works including, rehabilitation of the buses station, construction of the buses rail, establishment of the bus stops and operation of the project.

This memorandum of understanding falls within the framework of the implementation of the Local Development Program along the Litani River Basin Programme - LRB funded by the European Union and implemented by the ESFD.