Richard met with Bou Saab at the Sadd al-Boushrieh Intermediate School for Girls to discuss the education of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
While a boon for Syrian refugees, the two-shift system has strained Lebanese infrastructure and resources, Richard heard from Bou Saab and administrators at the school.
Bou Saab acknowledged that the number of Syrian refugees needing access to education in Lebanon is unlikely to decrease for "three or four years or even more.
Aside from the humanitarian impetus to educate young children, Bou Saab said that keeping Syrian youths in school is a matter of national security.
The well will extend horizontally through approximately 500 meters of the Bou Dabbous formation, and will drain oil reserves below the base of the AMZ #1 producing interval.
The AMZ #1 well that was shut in pending approval of the plan of development resumed production in July 2000 at 850 bopd from the Bou Dabbous formation.