A new production line to be installed within the Homs Dairy Company plan for the current year

Homs (ST): The investment plan of Homs Dairy Company for the current year included the announcement of a tender to install a new line for the production of processed cheese, with a production capacity of 2000 packages per hour.

Engineer Muhammad Al-Hammad, the company's director, said in a statement to news reporter that the plan also includes the renewal of the company's refrigeration compressors, and measures have been taken to start maintaining the reserve boiler and purchasing a refrigerated truck.

Al-Hammad indicated that the implementation rate of the production plan for the past year amounted to 147 percent, and that the company's sales value of various products for the past year amounted to more than 20 billion and 203 million Syrian pounds.


Sabbagh: Continuing the fruitful cooperation between the People's Assembly and the government/ Arnous: We seek to raise the standard of living for citizens

On January 16th, the People’s Assembly held the first session of its 5thordinary round for the 3rd legislative term, chaired by its Speaker Hammoudeh Sabbagh with the attendance of Prime Minister, Eng. Hussein Arnous and the ministers.

In a speech at the beginning of the session, Sabbagh stressed the need to continue the fruitful cooperation between the People’s Assembly and the government, each within the framework of its competencies and tasks, and to continue exerting more efforts and constructive work in order to achieve the best at all levels according to the directives of President Bashar al-Assad.

Sabbagh pointed out that today’s session is devoted to a general discussion with the Prime Minister and the ministers on the work of the Cabinet, its programs and policies.

Sabbagh expressed hope that the plans set with the aim of achieving the requirements and aspirations of the loyal Syrian Arab people will be implemented.

Engineer Arnous affirmed that the Syrian state has taken upon itself the responsibility of rebuilding the entire national geography that has been restored and seeking to integrate it into the normal economic and social life cycle so that it will be a source of wealth and it will fulfill its national role.

Engineer Arnous pointed out that the second half of the current year will witness an improvement in the field of electrical services through increasing generating capacities and providing more quantities of fuel and gas to so generating more power capacity.

 “We seek to raise the standard of living condition and improve the purchasing power of citizens through improving the economic and service production cycle in the country,” Engineer Arnous said.

On the issue of internal transport, the Prime Minister stated that this year will be better as a contract has been made with Iran to supply 500 buses and through a  grant provided by the friendly Chinese side, which will buy an  estimated at 100 buses, in addition to direct contracting to purchase 100 buses and maintenance and repairing of a number of other buses that were damaged by terrorism. 

Engineer Arnous pointed out that the Economic Committee approved the renewal of the mass transit fleet of the Syrian Company for Transport and Tourism by purchasing dozens of buses that will run on the main transport hubs between the governorates.

Engineer Arnous pointed out that subsidies  constitutes an important component of the economic and social policy of the Syrian state, and under the guidance of President Bashar al-Assad, Syria is committed to subsidies as an economic and social intervention tool aimed at enabling needy families to access resources that help them improve their standard of living

Engineer Arnous clarified that subsidies  mechanisms are not necessarily permanent and valid, especially in light of the negative aspects that accompany the application of some of them, which are clearly manifested in the resources going to those who do not deserve it. 

Engineer Arnous stressed that the government is following up the subsidies  file in a planned and systematic manner aimed at redirecting the subsidies capabilities and resources allocated to it to the target families and the neediest.

 Abdulkareem/ O. al-Mohammad

SARC receives 2,520 tons of rice, food aid from China

On January 16th, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) signed with the Chinese Embassy in Damascus a memorandum of receipt of 2520 tons of rice as food aid provided by the People's Republic of China to Syria.

In a press statement after signing the memorandum at the SARC’s building in DamascusSARC’s head, Engineer Khaled Haboubatisaid that the received quantity includes the third, fourth, fifth and sixth batches of rice provided by China to the SARC as part of the 2021 aid

He said that the organization received on the 17th of last July a quantity of rice as a batch the first aid from Chinese friends. 

The discovery of a new gas field in the Zamlat al-Mahr 1 well in Palmyra

On January 15th, the Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, Eng. Bassam Tohme, announced the end of drilling work in the Zamlat al-Mahr 1 well in Palmyra, in the countryside of Homs.

The ministry said that the production volume evaluation and linking of this well to the gas network will be carried out during the coming period, and additional wells will be drilled in the field in order to assess the gas reserve.

O. al-Mohammad

Good start for the solar energy station in Hissya Industrial City

A month ago, an investment project to produce electrical power from solar energy was launched in the Industrial city of Hissya in Homs countryside. Now, this biggest solar energy station in Homs province produces 120 MWh of electricity, which is a good start.

Director of the project Eyad Qalfouni told SANA that the project is owned by Syrian investor Tamim Taleb and was implemented by Qalfouni Company. It contains 1944 solar panels with a capacity of 540W of each panel.

According to Qalfouni, the daily production of the project reaches between 5-6 MWh according to weather conditions, clarifying that the project was carried out by national expertise and in a record time.