Head of Hammana Municipality Habib Rizk lauded yesterday Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) support to improve the infrastructural projects in Lebanon, which are considered "great hope" for the country. Speaking on the sidelines of Hammana's annual festival, Rizk said that KFAED contributed in building many infrastructural projects, worth of more than one million Kuwaiti Dinars, such as Hammana's health center.
He expressed appreciation to the people and leadership of Kuwait, especially to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for their "unprecedented help and support for establishing many developmental projects in Lebanon." On tourism, Rizk noted that the number of tourists to Hammana has dropped by 20 percent due to unrest in the Arab region and Lebanon.
However, he said that Hammana festival was attended by a large number of tourists, especially from Kuwait. Hammana festival includes many art and folkloric performances from various Arab countries, antique car shows and heritage paintings. It also includes stalls related to real estate, tourism, commerce and foodstuff sectors. Hammana is located 33 km from Beirut. It is considered a tourist destination for Lebanese and Arabs because of its mild weather and natural scenery.