Polyeco Group key staff members were honored to welcome in two separate field tours and on-site briefings, a group of very important individuals -representatives who witnessed the progress of the two projects undertaken by the company in Lebanon.
The first occasion took place on the 11th of November 2016 in Tripoli, where Polyeco Group has been contracted to manage the processing of more than 2.000 m³ of heavy fuel contaminated waste. Polyeco Group Waste Services Director Mr Ilias Avramikos, welcomed the Minister of Environment Mr. Mohamad Al Mashnouk, and EU ambassador Ms. Christina Lassen who showed genuine interest and praised the progress of the project. The project is being funded by European Union (EuropeAid) and is executed in coordination with the Ministry of Environment of Lebanon.
The Second site visit took place on the 12th of November at the site where Polyeco Group manages polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) equipment and waste The project which is funded by the World Bank and executed by the Ministry of Environment aims at the sustainable disposal of out-of- service equipment containing PCBs owned by the Electricité Du Liban (EDL), the main electricity supplier in Lebanon. Mr. Mohamad Al Mashnouk, the Minister of Environment was joined this time by Mr. Kamal Hayek, Director General of Électricité du Liban who represented the Minister of Energy and Water, Mr. Ferid Belhaj World Bank Director, Middle East Department, Middle East and North Africa Region, Mrs. Katelijn Van den Berg, Senior Environmental Specialist, Mrs. Suiko Yoshijima, Environmental Specialist and Mrs. Lama Mghames, PCB Project Manager. The group followed a presentation by Project Site Manager Mr George Chrysanthopoulos and Polyeco Group Senior Site Manager Mr. Manolopoulos who explained the progress of the work assigned for the environmentally sound management of all identified out-of- service PCB based equipment owned by the EDL at various sites. The tasks included drainage, dismantling, packaging, transport, storage and disposal of the PCB waste. PCB Waste have already been transported to France for final disposal, in compliance to Basel Convention and EU Regulations.