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New roads improve safety and convenience

With the start of the new semester, LAU students, faculty, staff and visitors can freely walk to and from the School of Business and Riyad Nassar Library complex, without being exposed to traffic.

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Dr. Leila Solh Hamade reveals a plaque on the new road.

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Attendees follow President Jabbra to the site of the new road in Beirut.

With the start of the new semester, LAU students, faculty, staff and visitors can freely walk to and from the School of Business and Riyad Nassar Library complex, without being exposed to traffic.

The old road between both areas of the Beirut campus was closed and a new one was built around the complex. The project was funded by the Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, with the support of the Beirut Municipality, and took about a year to complete.

At the road inauguration ceremony early this month, LAU President Joseph Jabbra said that, thanks to the donor’s generosity, “this institution has been able to construct a road and bypass the two buildings to make sure our students, staff and faculty are protected from any risk.”

Abdel Salam Marini, Vice President for Academic and Humanitarian Affairs of the foundation, took the opportunity to remind students “to keep believing in Lebanon, and not to count their college years as a gateway for immigration.”

At the end of the ceremony, foundation President Leila Solh Hamade revealed a plaque on the new road, accompanied by Dr. Jabbra, Beirut Mayor Abed El Mounim Al Ariss, Chief of Beirut Internal Security Ghassan Barakat, LAU’s President Emeritus Riyad Nassar, Board members and officials.

On a similar development, the university recently spearheaded the initiative to build a new road from the main Jbeil highway to the Byblos campus, which has been adopted as an effective alternative to the narrow, steep, winding streets drivers had to take before.

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