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From 2015 till date, Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development (MIF) has succeeded in promoting local development in  Lebanese villages and towns by implementing many projects and programs aiming to build capacities, motivate people to live in their hometown, and reduce boundaries between public and private sectors in order to achieve a balanced growth.



“Mnawrin l Corniche” Initiative At Amchit Boulevard

IPT and MIF are thrilled to announce the project of lighting up Amchit Boulevard with solar-powered, eco-friendly lights. This project would enhance the tourism activity of this vital facility in the town at the beginning of the summer season especially given the challenging times the country is going through.

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The Opening Of The Marine Rescue Unit Center In Amchit

The Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development, the CSR arm of IPT, has offered an in-kind donation to the General Directorate of Civil Defense, to establish a marine rescue center in Amchit, along with all its equipments and facilities, a rescue and firefighting-equipped boat, an ambulance, and a complete diving set for all the center’s personnel. . Read more




IPT’s Commitment to Sustainability was Part of Project Lebanon 2019

IPT Vice Chairman Dr. Toni Issa took part in the EcOrient conference that took place this year on June 20 at Beirut Waterfront under the patronage of Her Excellency Minister of Energy Nada Boustani Khoury during Project Lebanon 2019. Read more


MIF as Part of "IPT CSR 2018 Report"

IPT CSR Strategy is clearly represented in our best business practices especially in the community enrichment programs and contribution to local development through Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development (MIF) that has since 2012 succeeded in strengthening the capacities of the local community and motivated people to stay in their hometowns by supporting and implementing local development projects. Read more


MIF and YED: a Collaboration for More Job Opportunities

Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development (MIF) represented by its President Dr. Toni Issa signed a memorandum of understanding with Youth Energy for Development (YED) represented by the President of its board of trustees MP Simon Abi Ramia and YED President Mr. Hani Imad at IPT Headquarters. This collaboration aims to create job opportunities for the youth by developing an online platform stayinginleb.com that easily links institutions and companies to job seekers with the needed competencies. Read more




Michel Issa Foundation Lays the First Brick of "Berytech Amchit", the First Innovation Parks outside Greater Beirut

Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development (MIF) and Berytech gathered to lay the first brick of "Berytech Amchit", the first Innovation Parks outside Greater Beirut, that is due to open its doors in 2020. The event took place at the project site on Amchit Highway (near IPT Headquarter building) and was attended by board members from MIF, Berytech, and Erga, in addition to Maronite bishop of Jbeil Michel Aoun, Professor Salim Daccache s.j. Rector of Saint Joseph University (USJ). Read more


Michel Issa Foundation (MIF) and the Fishermen Cooperation Organize the Inauguration of the Statue of Our Lady Of the Seas at Amchit Seaport

Under the patronage and in the presence of his Beatitude the Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al Rahi and in the presence of his Excellency the Maronite Bishop of Jbeil Michel Aoun, Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development (MIF) in coordination with the Fishermen Cooperation in Amchit organized on Friday 17th of August 2018 a mass specified to inaugurate the large statue of Our Lady of the Seas on top of Amchit seaport. Read more




Michel Issa Foundation (MIF) and Berytech Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Create a Business & Innovation Center in Amchit

With the aim of contributing to economic development in Kesserwan, Jbeil, and Northern kazas, Michel Issa Foundation (MIF), -represented by its President Dr. Toni Issa- signed with Berytech -represented by its Chairman and CEO Mr. Maroun Chammmas- a Memorandum of Understanding to establish and develop "Berytech Amchit", the First Business & Innovation Center outside greater Beirut in Amchit-Jbeil. Read more

Distribution Ceremony of the Micro-Loans by MIF, Fransabank, the Mayor Assembly of Byblos, and Vitas

On Thursday May 11, "Michel Issa Foundation" for Local Development (MIF) announced the names of the beneficiaries from the Micro-loans Program launched in 2016 with Fransabank, in coordination with the Mayor Assembly of Byblos and Vitas. The event took place in Eddé Sands Ballroom in Jbeil, at 4:30 PM, in the presence of the organizers and key regional figures. Read more



Michel Issa Foundation, Fransabank, the Mayor Assembly of Byblos, and Vitas Launching the Micro Credits Project in Jbeil

Under the theme "Together Towards Local Development in Jbeil District", Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development (MIF) and Fransabank in coordination with the Mayor Assembly of Byblos and Vitas, launched the Micro-Credits program to finance small businesses and crafts in Jbeil district. The program consists of offering up to 60 loans divided between donations and loans with no interests, provided to individuals who need funding to expand their businesses in the field of industry, agriculture, commerce, services, handcrafts... Read more



Michel Issa Foundation Honors Gabriel Abi Saad, World Champion in Mental Arithmetic

Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development organized an honoring ceremony for Gabriel Abi Saad who ranked 1st in the “20th International UCMAS Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition” held in India, competing with at least 11,000 contestants from 55 countries. Read more

Michel Issa Foundation Supports Local Development

As part of its development program, Michel Issa Foundation organized a press conference on December 16 at Amchit Municipality to announce the grant that it will allow to Amchit Municipality to build two new floors and restore the existing municipal building. Read more