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Metso Outotec helps rebuild Beirut explosion area

November 26, 2020  By Metso Outotec

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Metso Outotec is supporting the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emergency program in Beirut, Lebanon, in collaboration with UNICEF Finland, by donating equipment which will be used in the reconstruction of the disaster area in order to secure clean water, sanitation and healthier living conditions for thousands of children and families. The donated equipment is expected to arrive in Beirut in December 2020.

The explosion in August caused massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure. The equipment that Metso Outotec donates will be used to clear up the explosion waste, such as concrete from buildings and asphalt from roads and paving. The equipment is also used in recycling and production of aggregates for reconstruction.

“When UNICEF approached us for financial support, we realized our equipment could help the people and the destruction area in a very concrete way,” says Eeva Sipilä, Metso Outotec CFO. “We are happy that through collaboration with UNICEF, we can offer our expertise and do our share in the enormous effort to rebuild the city.”


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