In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of INDEVCO (Industrial Development Company), a Lebanon-based company manufacturing paperboard, corrugated cartons, plastics, and sanitary products, and Chairman of Interstate Resources Inc., a US-based company, I also serve as Mayor of the city of Jounieh in Lebanon.
I want to tell you something about running a modern Lebanese city.
Jounieh, with a population of around 200,000, is one of Lebanon’s largest cities and is located on the coast, 21 km north of Beirut. It has several schools, universities, hospitals, houses of worship, banks, restaurants, hotels, and beach resorts.
I believe public service and the common good should be shielded from political or personal interest and the municipal council of Jounieh is committed to these s...