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Qab Elias – Wadi El Dalm Community Celebrates the Completion of USAID Assistance to Improve Rural Tourism in the Village

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On July, 12, 2019, the municipality and community of Qab Elias – Wadi Al Dalm (Zahle district, Bekaa Valley) celebrated the completion of the rural tourism venue and hiking trail implemented with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID, through the BALADI Project, implemented by Caritas Lebanon, provided US$161,950 to assist Qob Elias municipality in establishing a 15 km hiking trail including more than 12 archaeological and cultural points of interest, a tourist information center and six kiosks that sell local products. This USAID assistance program benefits more than 5,000 persons by attracting visitors to the area and increasing residents’ income.
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Within the framework of "BALADI" program funded by the US Agency for International Development in Lebanon (USAID), "Statistics Lebanon" outsourced by Rene Moawad Foundation and Caritas Lebanon is conducting a survey to measure the improvement of public services in the selected municipalities for the first round of "BALADI" program through the perception of various number of community representatives from the targeted local communities.
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