Lebanon: reconstruction of the municipal seat in the municipality of Al Boustan

(To UNIFIL)
21/09/22

The Blue Helmets of the Italian contingent operating in Lebanon under the aegis of the United Nations, currently on a brigade basis Aosta, have completed the project to renovate the municipal seat of the municipality of Al Boustan, a town in the south of the country.

The donation, planned and conducted in all phases of execution, from design to final realization, was coordinated by the specialists of the Multinational Cimic Group of Motta di Livenza (TV) and is part of the intervention of civil and military cooperation projects for the civil administration.

Thanks to the contribution of the professional services of Lebanese architects and the contribution of local labor, an attempt was made to give further incentives to the economy of an area in difficulty due to the persistent economic crisis that has gripped the Land of the Cedars for two years.

On the sidelines of the ceremony to complete the renovation of the offices and the entire facade of the city building, the mayor of Al Boustan, Adnan Al Ahmad expressed his personal gratitude and that of the entire community to Brigadier General Giuseppe Bertoncello, commander of the Western Sector of the UNIFIL mission (United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon) and of the national contingent, who underlined the continuous work of proximity to Italy and the peacekeepers of the UN in support of the country's institutions.

The Italian mission in Lebanon led by a mechanized brigade Aosta, in his third term in the Land of the Cedars with the colors of the United Nations, is responsible for the West Sector UNIFIL in which 3.800 UN peacekeepers operate from 16 of the 48 contributing countries to the UN mission and of which over 1.000 Italian UN peacekeepers are members.

The activities carried out in the Operative Theater are conducted under the coordination and according to the directives given by the Interoperable Summit Operations Command (COVI), led by the general of the army corps Francesco Paolo Figliuolo.

COVI is the staff body of the Chief of Defense Staff, responsible for planning, coordinating and directing military operations, national and multinational joint exercises and related activities.

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