July 2014 – December 2016
This project funded by the European Union is called “Improving infrastructure and supporting the agri-food sector in the Beqaa for a better access to basic resources for host and refugee communities”.
Taking place over 30 months, its goal is to improve basic infrastructure and support the economic recovery in Lebanon. More specifically, this project aims to improve the water, health, waste-management, and energy infrastructures as well as to consolidate the agri-food sector in Lebanon.
The project has many components which are:
- Improving water and sanitation infrastructure through the treatment of waste water, transportation, storage and distribution to Syrian and host communities from Taanayel and its surroundings;
- Strengthening the agri-food sector and supporting the region’s farmers through the establishment and management of a post-harvest center in the Domaine de Taanayel (to offer local farmers refrigerated rooms that dramatically prolong the lifespan of their produce);
- Strengthening arcenciel’s network for collection and treatment of infectious healthcare waste, thus considerably reducing the spread of diseases affecting host and refugee communities;
- Increasing the use of renewable energies with the production of heating “briquette” made from waste biomass and solar energy.