Presidency of the
Council of Ministers
IDAL announced the launch of the Business Support Unit (BSU) in the presence and patronage of the Prime Minister. IDAL's Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani said that the unit stemmed from the urgent need of the business community and will be the first of its kind within the framework of a government entity in Lebanon, providing free legal advice and financial services to start-ups, allowing their owners to build on sound legal and scientific grounds, which will enhance the entrepreneurship and attractiveness of the investment climate. He also announced the spread of the BSU soon to all Lebanese regions, so that investors and entrepreneurs could benefit from it wherever they are.
In the framework of the support to the productive Lebanese sectors, the Chairman of IDAL Eng. Nabil Itani inaugurated the Lebanese pavilion at Fruit Logistica exhibition which is held in Germany on 8, 9 and 10 February, 2017, in the presence of Lebanese Ambassador Mostafa Adib. Eng. Itani stated that the Lebanese pavilion at Fruit Logistica falls under the unconditional and full support to the productive sectors, including the agricultural sector. He stressed that the Lebanese agriculture is bursting with many promising opportunities and potential, and show readiness for growth, especially that there are many sectors which still unexploited.
IDAL organized a tour of a number of incubators and business accelerators, where it held meetings with startups in order to introduce the newly established Business Support Unit at its premises. The Chairman Eng. Nabil Itani said that the ICT sector is very promising and shows readiness for investment given the availability of specialized human resources in this field.
IDAL participated at “Tripoli Economic Capital of Lebanon and its Location on the Silk Road” conference organized by the CCIA of Tripoli and the North.
Chairman Nabil Itani declared that Lebanon has recorded several positive indicators during 2017, with an increase of 1.5 % of the GDP. He added that IDAL has processed 75 projects during the past year, up by 60 % comparing to 2016, expecting these projects would create more than 10 thousand jobs when implemented.