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LAU improves drive to Byblos campus, Blat-area communities

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A view of the newly constructed LAU drive.

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From left: Minister Ghazi Aridi, LAU President Joseph Jabbra, and Board Chairman George Faris reveal the plaque on the new road.

September 12, 2008—

As LAU’s Board of Trustees convened in Beirut last week for its biannual meeting, the university seized the opportunity to officially inaugurate the new road connecting the Byblos highway to the hillside campus.

The road supersedes the narrow, winding streets that became inadequate to carry increasing traffic to and from the campus.

At the inaugural ceremony on September 5, LAU President Joseph Jabbra and Minister of Transportation and Public Works Ghazi Aridi, accompanied by Dr. George Faris, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Fadi Al Nammar, general director for roads and buildings at the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works, unveiled a ceremonial plaque. The event continued on campus.

Aridi said the road was a developmental project helping not just the university, but the nearby communities. “Today’s road is a special one being added to the road of knowledge and education. The university opened paths for culture, development and self-fortification,” he said.

“We are providing a safer path for our students,” Jabbra said. “It does not matter from which regions or backgrounds our students come from; LAU welcomes everybody,” he added.

“Our students come to this prestigious and ambitious university to seek excellence and to dream big, setting high goals and plans for a better tomorrow,” said Jabbra.


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