It comes as Germany's foreign minister said that Lebanon needed a government that can fight corruption and enact reforms as he toured Beirut port today.
"We will spare no efforts to try and secure funds for the restoration and preservation of buildings as they reflect Beirut's traditional architecture", Lebanon's Agriculture and Culture Minister Abbas Mourtada said Wednesday.
Last Wednesday's massive explosion at Beirut's port killed over 200 people, injured thousands and left almost a third of a million people homeless. The Lebanese army said on Wednesday that rescue teams pulled another body from the wreckage of a silo in the port.
The presidency said in a written statement that President Michel Aoun was informed by the General Directorate of State Security about a report disclosing "The presence of a large amount of ammonium nitrate in one of the wards of the Beirut Port".
A fire that ignited a 2,750-ton stockpile of ammonium nitrate at a portside facility is believed to be responsible for the explosion last week.
He later tweeted estimated losses from the blast exceed $15 billion, a bill Lebanon can not pay given its financial crisis.
Elisa added while crying: "The Lebanese is a lover of life and is not used to humiliation. and when you see people who offer help, I thank them, but this is humiliating". Five employees were wounded.
An emergency donor conference raised pledges of almost 253 million euros ($298 million) for immediate humanitarian relief.
Upon arrival at the airport, Maas handed over the first part of Germany's immediate aid package totalling €20 million ($23.5 million).
The central bank has instructed local banks to extend interest-free dollar loans to individuals and businesses for essential repairs, and that it would in turn provide those financial institutions with the funding.
Nagy Massoud, 70, was sitting on the balcony when the blast gutted his apartment.
The aid "will not fall into corrupt hands" Macron said, calling on Lebanon's discredited government to reform.