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Banking Sector - Beirut

No. of Banks' Branches: 522
No. of ATM Machines: 637

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Healthcare Sector - Beirut

Private Hospitals: 11
Public Hospitals: 2 

Hospital Pharmacies: 89
Private Pharmacies: 223

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Industry Sector - Beirut

No. of Establishments: 239
Workforce: 4,509
Wages & Salaries (USD 000): 28,160
Output (USD 000): 492,719

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Social Indicators - Beirut
  • Population: 412,903
  • Unemployment Rate: 10.3%
  • Poverty Rate: 3.5%
  • Number of Students: 96,901
  • Number of Hotels: 90
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Economic Indicators - Beirut
% of families with access to:
Education: 80.9%
Health: 94.9%
Habitat: 76.2%
Water, Electricity & Sanitation: 90.7%
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Banking Sector - Mount Lebanon

No. of Banks' Branches: 185
No. of ATM Machines : 443

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Healthcare Sector - Mount Lebanon

Private Hospitals: 56
Public Hospitals: 5

Hospital Pharmacies: 57
Private Pharmacies: 1,027

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Industry Sector - Mount Lebanon

No. of Establishments: 2,010
Workforce: 50,422
Wages & Salaries (USD 000): 372,205
Output (USD 000): 4,454,395

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Social Indicators - Mount Lebanon
  • Population: 1,561,810
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.9%
  • Poverty Rate: 7.7%
  • Number of Students: 267,910
  • Number of Hotels: 177
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Economic Indicators - Mount Lebanon
% of families with access to:
Education: 69.5%
Health: 74.8%
Habitat: 78.0%
Water, Electricity & Sanitation: 71.0%
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Banking Sector - Bekaa

No. of Banks' Branches: 66
No. of ATM Machines: 111

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Healthcare Sector - Bekaa

Private Hospitals: 17
Public Hospitals: 2

Hospital Pharmacies: 20
Private Pharmacies: 328

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Industry Sector - Bekaa

No. of Establishments: 744
Workforce: 13,149
Wages & Salaries (USD 000): 60,302
Output (USD 000): 679,913

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Social Indicators - Bekaa
  • Population: 510,777
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.8%
  • Poverty Rate: 4.8%
  • Number of Students: 164,687
  • Number of Hotels: 12
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Economic Indicators - Bekaa
% of families with access to:
Education: 61.6%
Health: 56.1%
Habitat: 80.0%
Water, Electricity & Sanitation: 74.3%
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Banking Sector - North Lebanon

No. of Banks' Branches: 98
No. of ATM Machines: 149

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Healthcare Sector - North Lebanon

Private Hospitals: 26
Public Hospitals: 6

 

Hospital Pharmacies: 24
Private Pharmacies: 349

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Industry Sector - North Lebanon

No. of Establishments: 518
Workforce: 8,677
Wages & Salaries (USD 000): 59,968
Output (USD 000): 790,777

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Social Indicators - North Lebanon
  • Population: 823,012
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
  • Poverty Rate: 7.9%
  • Number of Students: 257,066
  • Number of Hotels: 48
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Economic Indicators - North Lebanon
% of families with access to:
Education: 52.9%
Health: 53.8%
Habitat: 73.7%
Water, Electricity & Sanitation: 62.2%
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Healthcare Sector - South Lebanon

Private Hospitals: 23
Public Hospitals: 4

Hospital Pharmacies: 23
Private Pharmacies: 243

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Social Indicators - South Lebanon
  • Population: 436,262
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.6%
  • Poverty Rate: 8.4%
  • Number of Students: 81,948
  • Number of Hotels: 10
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Banking Sector - South Lebanon

No. of Banks' Branches: 105
No. of ATM Machines: 150

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Industry Sector - South Lebanon

No. of Establishments: 522
Workforce: 6,087
Wages & Salaries (USD 000): 27,878
Output (USD 000): 382,487

Figures are for both Nabatieh & South Lebanon Muhafazat

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Economic Indicators - South Lebanon
% of families with access to:
Education: 63.5%
Health: 54.5%
Habitat: 62.9%
Water, Electricity & Sanitation: 67.2%
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Banking Sector - Nabatieh

No. of Banks: -
No. of ATM Machines: 20

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Healthcare Sector - Nabatieh

Private Hospitals: 5
Public Hospitals: 6

 

Hospital Pharmacies: 8
Private Pharmacies: 148

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Industry Sector - Nabatieh

No. of Establishments: 522
Workforce: 6,087
Wages & Salaries (USD 000): 27,878
Output (USD 000): 382,487

Figures are for both Nabatieh & South Lebanon Muhafazas
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Social Indicators - Nabatieh
  • Population: 248,227
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.1%
  • Poverty Rate: 6.1%
  • Number of Students: 147,459
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Economic Indicators - Nabatieh
% of families with access to:
Education: 53.4%
Health: 60.1%
Habitat: 74.0%
Water, Electricity & Sanitation: 45.6%
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Sectors Minimum Inv. Size USD
Tourism 10,000,000
Industry 5,000,000
Agro Industry 2,000,000
Agriculture 1,500,000
Information Technology (IT) 200,000
Media 200,000
Technology 200,000
Telecommunication 200,000
  • Work permits for all categories
  • Full exemption from income tax for a two-year period provided that at least 40% of the company’s shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange
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Sectors Minimum Inv. Size USD
Tourism 4,000,000
Industry 3,000,000
Agro Industry 1,500,000
Agriculture 1,000,000
Information Technology (IT) 200,000
Media 200,000
Technology 200,000
Telecommunication 200,000
  • Work permits for all categories
  • A 50% reduction on income tax and taxes on project dividends for a five-year period
  • Full exemption from income tax for two additional years provided that at least 40% of the company’s shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange
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Sectors Minimum Inv. Size USD
Tourism 1,000,000
Industry 1,000,000
Agro Industry 1,000,000
Agriculture 500,000
Information Technology (IT) 200,000
Media 200,000
Technology 200,000
Telecommunication 200,000
  • Work permits for all categories
  • Full exemption from income tax and taxes on project dividends for a ten-year period
  • Full exemption from income tax for two additional years provided that at least 40% of the company’s shares are listed on the Beirut Stock Exchange
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Sectors Minimum Inv. Size USD Minimum Jobs Created
Tourism 15,000,000 200
Industry 10,000,000 100
Agro Industry 3,000,000 60
Agriculture 2,000,000 50
Information Technology (IT) 400,000 25
Media 400,000 25
Technology 400,000 25
Telecommunication 400,000 25
  • Full exemption from income tax for up to 10 years
  • Full exemption from taxes on project dividends for up to 10 years
  • Up to 50% reduction on Work and Residence Permit Fees
  • Up to 50% reduction on Construction Permit Fees
  • Obtaining Work Permits of all categories provided that at least two Lebanese nationals are employed against one foreigner
  • Exemption from the obligation of including Lebanese natural and legal persons in their Boards of Directors
  • Full exemption from Land Registration Fees at the Real Estate Register and from fees needed  for annexation, sub-division, mortgage and registration of rental contracts at the Real Estate Register

According to the classification set forth in the Draft Law for Investment Development in Lebanon, this category shall include the coastal areas delimited by a line parallel to the coast (from North to South) far from the nearest point thereof as follows:

 

  • 2 km from Al-Naher El Kabir to the boundaries of Tripoli
  • 4 km from the boundaries of Tripoli to the boundaries of Nahr Ibrahim city
  • 8 km from the boundaries of Nahr Ibrahim to the boundaries of Saida (Sidon)
  • 4 km from the boundaries of Saida to Ras El Nakoura

 

The zone shall be: 

  • 10 km from the jetty of Tripoli
  • 24 km from Beirut’s lighthouse
  • 8 km from Saida’s sea fortress

According to the classification set forth in the Draft Law for Investment Development in Lebanon, this category shall include the areas not falling under categories A and C as well as the industrial areas in the North and the South Mohafazats, as follows:

 

  • In the South: Saida, Ghazieh and Tyre
  • In the North: Rimal, Baddawi, Mina, Bahsas, Enfeh, Chekka and Hiri

According to the classification set forth in the Draft Law for Investment Development in Lebanon, this category shall include the areas falling outside the delimitations of category – A above, in the following cazas and villages:

 

  • Cazas of Akkar, Minieh-Dinnieh, Bsharri, Hermel, Baalbeck, Marjeyoun, Hasbayya, Sour, Jezzine, Rachaya, Bint Jbeil, West Bekaa

  • Villages in the mountainous areas of Jbeil (Byblos) caza: Kharbeh, Jaj, Karkaz Tartej, Lihfed, Mayfouk, Saki Rechmaya, Mishmish, Deir el Kattara, Innaya, Kfarbaal, Kartaba, Korkraya, Sariita Ehmez, Ain el Ghouaybeh, Ofka, Lasa, Janneh and Mar Sarkis, Akoura, Shwata, Laklouk, Arab el Laheeb, Frat, Yanouh, Mghayrah, Bkeshkesh, Hadineh, Mazraat el Siyyad, Abboud Bolhos, Mejdel, Ghabat and Rouays, Mazarib, and Arasta

  • Villages in the mountainous areas of Batroun caza: Duma, Assiya, Hadtoun, Racha, Rem Mhamrash, Dahel, Kfar Hilda, Beit Chlala, Bsateen el Osi, upper Tannourin, Lower Tannourin, Wata Houb, Chatine, Bechtoudar and Oura, Bshehli, Hardeen, Beit Kassab, Kfour el Arabi, Darbala, and Nahla

  • Villages in Iklim el Kharroub: Chheem, Mazboud, Joun, Mtelleh, Bsaba, Bkifa, Ain el Haour, Mazraet el Dahr, Muhtakara, Deir el Mukhallis, Anout, Jaliliyeh, Majdalouna, Zaarouriyeh, Darayya, Hasrout, Mghayriyyeh, and Borjayn

  • Villages in Nabatiyeh Caza adjacent to the liberated areas: Jbaa, Jarjouh, Habboush, East Zawtar, West Zawtar, Arabsaleem, Kaakaiyet el Jisr, Kfartibneet, Kfarremman, Mayfadoun, Lower Nabatiyeh, upper Nabatiyeh, Arnoun, Toul, Ain Bouswar, and Yohmor

  • Villages in Sour caza adjacent to the liberated areas: Mansouri, Mejdel Zoun, Kalileh, Hinniyeh, Zebkin, Jabal el Botm, and Siddikin

  • Villages in Bint Jbeil caza adjacent to the liberated areas: Yater, Kafra, Haddatha, Aita el Jabal, Haris, Tibneen, Sultaniyeh, Jumayjmeh, Safad el Battikh, Shakra, Kherbit Silim, Ghandourieh, and Froun

  • Villages in Marjeyoun adjacent to the liberated areas: Majdel Silim, Sawwaneh, Kabrikha, and Toulin