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.



Enchanting Christmas Evening Featuring Philokalia Choir

In the presence of His Excellency Bishop Michel Aoun and a large audience from the region, Philokalia Choir, led by Sister Marana Saad, graced the Church of St. Zakhia in Amchit on the 22nd of December with a mesmerizing Christmas evening.

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Empowering Communities: MIF Inaugurating Solar Energy System

In partnership with the Cooperative Association of Fishermen, The Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development held an inauguration ceremony for the newly established solar energy system in the port of Amchit on December 19, 2023. The event was attended by presidents of both associations, as well as officials from political, economic, commercial, and civil society sectors.

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Ensa Joura Initiative: Collaborative efforts for improved roads in Lebanon

In a remarkable collaborative effort, IPT Group, MTV, Michel Issa Foundation (MIF), and DSD have come together for the "Ensa Joura" initiative, a collective undertaking to address Lebanon's widespread pothole problem. With a shared goal of repairing 1000 m2 of potholes across the nation, the initiative seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the enhancement of Lebanon's road network, creating a positive impact on the community.

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Microcredits Project To Empower Local Communities

On the 8th of December, the closing ceremony of the Microcredits Project funded by the Michel Issa Foundation for Local Development was held under the patronage of H.E Dr Hector Hajjar, Minister of Social Affairs and in the presence of His Excellency Bishop Michel Aoun.

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“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


MIF Unveils Amchit Public School Renovation Under CSR Commitment 

IPT and MIF contributed to the renovation of Amchit Public school through the "Friends of Public Schools in Byblos" Association. The project, focusing on infrastructure enhancement and faculty support, addressed critical needs including reconstruction, security upgrades, and improved facilities. The inauguration marks a significant step forward for the school's future, promising a conducive environment for learning and growth in the community.




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 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 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