August 12, 2020

 

Lebanon to import wheat, port granaries' stocks unusable

 

 

The wheat in Beirut, Lebanon's port granaries cannot be used and that the country will import wheat, stated the country's economy minister, Raoul Nehme, Reuters reported.

 

The minister added that the country currently has enough wheat until they begin importing it.

 

The minister also said that the ministry lost track of seven employees in the granaries.

 

A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital.