Since everyone’s posting about their #10years challenge, I thought I create one for Lebanon and how certain things have changed in the past 10 years.
Lebanese Government Formation:
2009: We spent 137 days without a government.
2019: It’s been almost 240 days and we’re still without a government.
2009: We were promised 24/7 electricity
2019: Generator owners to provide 24/7 electricity soon.
2009: Water shortage
2019: Worsening water shortage
2009: Lebanon had one of the slowest fixed broadband internet worldwide.
2019: Lebanon is ranked 117th out of 121 countries, still among the slowest worldwide.
2009: Highway Traffic was from Jal el Dib to City Mall
2019: Highway Traffic is from Casino – Jounieh – Kaslik – Zouk- Dbayyeh – Antelias – Jal el Dib – Dora – Karantina
2009-2019: Every time it rains, all roads get flooded!
The first is an actually picture from 2009 which I found on +961 blog.
Check out how different the coast is on Google maps between 2009 and 2019. Instead of promoting recycling, we’re dumping garbage in the sea now.
Instead of beautifying the square, they wiped out all signs of green spaces and replaced them with concrete.
How much is LBP100,000 worth