Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri received today at the "Center House" a delegation from the Association of Building Traders in Lebanon, headed by the President of the Association, Elie Soma, in the presence of Hariri's Advisor for Development Affairs, Fadi Fawaz.
After the meeting, Souma said: "We were honored to visit Prime Minister Hariri today, after our visit to the President of the Republic and the Speaker of the Parliament to inform them about the difficult situation in the country, especially the construction sector, which is the mainstay of the economy. This sector is facing stagnation and we are doing our best to bring the economic wheel back into the country.
There are some difficulties we are facing from the banks and the suspension of housing loans, but fortunately, the three presidents have shown their willingness to keep housing loans, as promised, and this will make the economic wheel turn. We are relying on PM Hariri who was positive and assured us to follow up things to make the ship reach the safety shore.
We are satisfied with the atmosphere of our visit to Prime Minister Hariri and we will remain in constant contact with him to convey our concerns. We consider him as the protector of the construction sector, which is the mainstay of the Lebanese economy, there are sixty professions related to this sector, and we are very hopeful about the views of his Excellency to reach the safety shore."
Source: National News Agency