In light of the huge explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August 2020, Lebanon’s authorities inked a contract with a German company in order to clear dangerous material stored for more than a decade at the port’s facility.
To remind, the two huge explosions rocked Beirut, killed at least 190 people, while injured thousands more. Reports suggest that a fireworks warehouse was involved in the explosion.
According to Reuters, Combi Lift, which signed the contract three months after a huge quantity of poorly stored chemicals erupted in a mushroom cloud, will remove “flammable and highly reactive” chemicals from 49 containers at the port.
For the records, at least some of the chemicals the German comany will remove, had been in storage at the port since 2009.
Following the devastating explosion, World Bank issued an initial damage assessment informing stakeholders on the disaster effects (damages and indirect losses) and the recovery and reconstruction needs. In fact,the bank estimated $4.6 billion damages from Port of Beirut explosion.
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