To Mark World Water Day, FAO Urges Safe Use of Wastewater, Especially in Agriculture

 Rome - FAO yesterday marked World Water Day by highlighting the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, and improved food security and nutrition.

Globally, most wastewater is released into the environment without being treated. As a result, in many regions of the world, contaminated water is discharged into rivers and lakes and ends up in oceans. But treated and reused wastewater can be a cost-effective and sustainable solution to water scarcity.

Ministry of Economy: Press Conference on the Preparations of the DIF

Damascus, (ST) - The Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade, in cooperation with the General Establishment for Exhibitions and International Markets held a press conference for the representatives of a number of companies, ambassadors and diplomats about the preparations that have been taken for the establishment of the 59th session of Damascus International Fair (DIF), in the city of exhibitions at the road to Damascus International Airport.

During the conference, Information Minister Mohammed Ramez Torgoman stressed that the Damascus International Fair "is not an economic phenomenon but also a social and cultural one," pointing out that the exhibition this year is, "a message to the world that we are committed to the culture of life and we will work with confidence on rebuilding and reconstruction."

Press Conference on Preparations for Holding 59th Damascus International Fair after Five-Year Stop

DAMASCUS– The Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade in cooperation with the General Establishment for Exhibitions and International Markets held on Sunday a press conference for the representatives of a number of companies, ambassadors, diplomats and businessmen to address the preparations that have been taken for holding the 59th edition of Damascus International Fair.

The 59th session of Damascus International Fair will be held between the 19th and the 26th of May at Damascus Fairgrounds on the road to Damascus International Airport, SANA reported.

Economy Minister: Participatory Law to Create a Quantum Leap in Investment Sector

Damascus, (ST) - Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade held yesterday a seminar on "Participatory Law No. 5 of 2016 and its executive   instructions on the available participatory contracts between public and private sectors, particularly in the field of infrastructure, services and workers' rights within the project which will be held according to the law and the need to re restructuring of some public sectors to be able to evolve in parallel with the private sector in the next participatory projects.

In a speech during the seminar held in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Damascus, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Adib Mayala affirmed the government's keenness on finding formulas for activation of work and stimulate economic activity, supporting projects, increase job opportunities and achieve greater efficiencies for the use of government capital through the activation of participatory between public and private sectors in accordance with specific legislative framework.

Syria, Russia to Promote Economic Cooperation

Damascus, (ST) -  Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Dr. Abdullah al Gharbi and  Director of the Russian Suvo Karim company, Timorov Mohammed Mohammed Fetch discussed mechanisms to promote and develop the economic cooperation between the two countries and open new horizons for various economic cooperation.

The meeting focused on the latest acts that have been carried out by the Russian side in the area of  Tel Kalakh Mill which will be put into the service in the near future to produce six hundred tons per day of flour in addition to the potential for renovating and building many of other mills and silos by Suvo Karim Company and the transfer of the necessary equipment of production to the Syrian silos and mills.