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Corona reduced fishing and raised fish prices

Director General of the General Authority for Fish Wealth Abdel-Latif Ali has said  to the Syrian Al-Watan daily  that the amount of fishing  during the first three months ( January, February and March)  of this year reached  130,447 kilograms.

Ali said that the work of fishermen was clearly affected during the ban period due to the Corona crisis, noting that  sea-fishing decreased and thus the amount of fish was affected.

Ali said that although the authority continues to produce and sell fingerlings, the ban also affected the technical supervision process on fish farms permanently noting that Corona affected the work in general.

The Agricultural Research Center in Tartous succeeds in growing Aerobic rice

TARTOUS, (ST)- The Agricultural Research Center in Tartous has announced that the experiment of growing aerobic rice succeeded for the first time in Syria. The experiment was conducted at Zahed Research Station where seeds are to be produced and handed over to the General Organization for Seed Multiplication (GOSM) in order to be distributed to farmers in Sahel Akkar (Akkar Plain) next year.

 Aerobic rice is a drought resistant kind of rice with a good grain yield.

According to Dr. Sameer al-Ahmad, member of the Zahed station's staff, the experiment for growing aerobic rice in the station started in 2015 through testing 19 types of rice. Only four varieties have been selected in accordance with the climatic conditions and the nature of the soil in Sahel Akkar.  He clarified that the selected varieties of rice were cultivated on May 17, 2020 in an area of 100 square meters for each type.

Special Envoy of the Russian President: Syria & Russia will never be terrified by economic terrorism

Damascus (ST): The Special Envoy of the Russian President for developing relations with Syria, the Russian ambassador in Damascus Aleksandr Yefimov  affirmed the strength of Syrian Russian relations in all domains.

In a speech he made on Russia’s National Day via internet, Yefimov stressed that Russia and Syria,which managed to be steadfast and overcome many difficulties, and would not be terrified by economic terrorism.

Syrian Inventor Designs a Portable Respirator by Recycling Damaged Electric Motors

The scientific and technology communities  around the world are putting technology to work to find solutions that help mitigate the impact of  COVID-19 ,the global health crisis.

In an attempt to contribute to efforts exerted to tackle the coronavirus , the Syrian inventor Majed Brro  has invented  a model for a portable electronic  respirator  to treat patients with pulmonary insufficiency. 

 Brro made it clear in a statement to SANA  that the respirator  is characterized by its small size so that it can be moved between hospital rooms and health centers, in addition to the ease of placing it in the ambulance and the possibility of it being acquired by  patients to treat emergency situations at  their  homes.

Hasaka: US occupation forces plunder 50 fuel tanks from al-Jazira oil fields

Hasaka (ST): US forces of occupation continue to steal oil and gas fields in al-Jazira region, plundering scores of tanks and lorries  carrying fuel and heading  to Iraq.

Local sources said that a convoy  comprising 50 tanks and lorries for the US occupation forces headed last night from the Syrian territories to Iraq through al-Walid illegitimate crossing.