The cornerstone of a new (mécanique) car inspection center will be laid this September. The center will be located in Kuweikhat, Akkar.
“The center will provide 30 direct and one thousand indirect job opportunities for area residents,” said Ahmad Halawani, Project Manager at Akkarouna, the NGO that pushed the project forward.
The center will have three lanes on a 7,500 square meters land plot. “The land, which is owned by the municipality, was granted for a period of three years,” he said.
According to the NGO, the center will be able to serve all 138,000 vehicles present in the area.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has prepared the terms of reference for companies interested in participating in a tender for the center’s operation. “The winning company will also be in charge of developing the center,” he said. Three hangars will also be constructed.
Halawani estimates investments in the center, also to be paid by the winning firm, at $600,000. The company will be chosen within four months. The center is expected to be operational next March.