While public gardens, roads, sidewalks and buildings are constantly neglected in Achrafieh (and other cities around Beirut as well), there’s a person in charge of cleaning the traffic light in DownTown Beirut.
I am not saying DownTown Beirut shouldn’t be taken care of, but having one municipality for all of the Beirut region is absurd.
that’s decadence right there.. a cleaner for traffic lights.
then again, he looks like working for a private establishment.
That has nothing to do with the municipality. Cleaning street lights is undertaken by good old Solidere (may they perish soon).
And why did you pick Achrafieh when some areas are WAY WAY worse off? In fact all areas are worse off, except DT!
I mentioned other cities as well. I just picked Achrafieh because of a post I posted few days back about the St Nicolas garden where I asked why doesn’t Achrafieh have its own municipality and is part of the Beirut one?
It has to do with Beirut municipality because it must have a say in how Solidere operates there.
At least we have one developed area in this country and oh, btw, it is managed by a private company. They should extend soldiere to other areas instead of nailing down DT whenever possible. Goverments are a total failure and a waste of money. Private companies collaborating with small municipalities is the solution.
Seriously why do people shit on solidere because it does it’s job we’ll. Instead of pointing out the failed entities we bring down the ones that work!
Solidere is a model for multimillion dollar apartments/shops that are unaffordable to 95% of the Lebanese population.
Everyone also knows how Solidere appropriated lands in Beirut.
Solidere is NOT a development model for Lebanon.
Good point. However, as far as apartments/shops that are unaffordable to most Lebanese this is the case in many (if not all) countries around the world. Most Americans can not afford to purchase apartments in downtown NYC or downtown Chicago. I know these cities are in a whole other league than Beirut but it goes to show that the major cities in any country are usually the most expensive real estate-wise and most citizens of those countries can not afford to live there.
While such multimillion dollar areas are somewhat understandable in rich countries, they are an absurdity in countries like Lebanon.
In light of the municipalities elections, Achrafieh should indeed have its own municipality…