Lebanon/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.5 Architecture and spatial planning

The following table shows a number of laws related to environmental and construction issues.


The law defines waste harmful to the environment and material that causes a danger to the environment. It determines ways of recycling  them.

Law 64, issued on 12/8/1988, concerning protecting the environment against harmful waste and dangerous material.

The law deals with the establishment of a ministry for the environment and determining its responsibilities,  departments and its type of operations.

Law 216, issued on 2/4/1993, concerning the establishment of the ministry of environment.

Seven chapters detailing the regulation of environment protection, the environment data system, the participation in environment management and protection, the evaluation of environment effects and environment media protection.

Law 444, issued on 29/7/2002, concerning the protection of the environment.

Amendments concering construction, licenses, exemptions, technical conditions for construction

Decree No. 10841, issued on 6/4/2003, amending Legal Decree No. 148, issued on 16/9/1983 (The Construction Law)

Chapter published: 07-04-2016