Nahnoo, a youth-lead organization that promotes self-development and self-expression in the young Lebanese population, has taken the reigns of the campaign to re-open Horsh Beirut by creating an online petition that asks the Beirut Municipality for clarity.
"We, Lebanese citizens, demand from the municipality of Beirut to set a clear date for the re-opening of Horsh Beirut to all of us with no exceptions."
Thus far, a report by Elle De France regarding the re-opening is currently in the process of being translated and approved. After approval, three more months are required for Elle De France to write a detailed management plan, followed by another five months to hire a company to manage the space.
That means that--should everything go according to schedule--Horsh Beirut won't be open until at least 8 months from now.
At present, the Nahnoo team is giving the Beirut Municipality one month to translate and approve the report before taking "new action to accelerate the process."
Sign the petition to reopen Horsh Beirut here.
(Photo via english.al-akhbar.com)