MP Elie Keyrouz addressed the Prime Minister “Tammam Salam” regarding the apple cultivation crisis
MP Elie Keyrouz addressed the Prime Minister “Tammam Salam” with a letter explaining the sufferings of the apple cultivators of the Bcharri region as in all the Lebanese regions.
MP Keyrouz said: “I have come with this letter to explain the problems of the apple cultivators and their sufferings in the Bcharri region as in all the Lebanese regions. The apple cultivation is the main source of income in our region, it allows the education, hospitalization, habitat, heating and food; It is the apples that is keeping people survive in the snowy cold mountains”.
He also added:”I have come to offer you excellence the burden of this season, knowing what circumstances the country is passing through and what you are enduring as a result; This year’s season exportation problem has been added to the last two years problems, not to mention that the cost price per box (20 kg) is about 8000 L.L. what is causing huge damages to the cultivators.”
MP Keyrouz finalized his letter:”The citizens of Bcharri are about to start the schools and universities season, while their products are waiting to be exported, so, i demand, in case finding a markets to export the apples failed, to support the cultivators with 5 USD for every box, so our people can survive in their lands; And we are confident that you will understand our concerns”.
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