Following security concerns last month, ESCWA insisted that its headquarters in Downtown Beirut be relocated before completion of the new building to house the organization in Dbayyeh, a northern suburb of the capital.[Link]
As if the government needed an additional reason to tax us more or raise the VAT. Honestly, I couldn’t care less if they have a new building. Let them stick to the current one and let us provide a better security. Isn’t that much cheaper than the $187M plan they came up with?
Also, and if I am not mistaken, our most beloved minister of interior said they are just fixing the road and there’s no security threat. Looks like those works are going to cost us 200 Million dollars Mr.Charbel!!
Dear god! stop whining!!
If you don’t like it, don’t read.
I don’t understand those comments I get saying “stop whining” and “stop complaining”.
Are we supposed to cheer up because we have to pay 200M because ESCWA staff are not feeling safe?
What is wrong with you?
The N in Najib stands for Negative.
Whatever man. Whining 2al …
They closed down the airport road for 3 days causing huge traffic cause they don’t feel safe and now we have to build them a new $200M bldg.
If N is negative B is Bositivity 😛
New UN regulations require UN buildings to no longer have glass facades. That is why there is talk of a new building.
Can anyone tell me what is the work done by ESCWA in Lebanon, other than letting us pay their huge salaries and luxurious buildings and cars!!!!!
Lebanon pays to host them in the building but the salaries and cars are paid for by the UN. ESCWA’s covers the Middle East (excluding Israel) as well as Egypt and Sudan so they have a number of programs specifically for Lebanon but their focus is the entire region.
The new building has nothing to do with the threats. It’s been planned for a few years now.. the foreign ministry is moving in to the current escwa building after it was kicked out of the bustros villa that was sold recently.