APRIL 7, 1997
Racing in Beirut?
The Lebanese government has been trying to attract foreign investment to help the rebuild the war-ravaged economy and Grand Prix racing appears to fulfill the necessary criteria. The Lebanese have also been trying to get a deal to run offshore powerboat events.
There are still the occasional problems in the south of Lebanon between Palestinian guerrilla fighters and Israeli forces but rebuilding work in central Beirut - which was almost totally destroyed in the 15-year conflict - is pushing ahead.