Cabinet Allocates SYP 1 billion to Support Family Agriculture Program

DAMASCUS – During its weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform and the central follow-up committees in the provinces to expand the program of family agriculture and provide what is needed to expand it by allocating SYP one billion to implement a second phase by the beginning of the next winter season, SANA reported.

Cabinet earmarks SYP 50 billion to the recently liberated areas

Damascus - The Cabinet allocated SYP 50 billion to the committee tasked with rebuilding the recently liberated areas with the aim of restoring the basic services to them, rehabilitating infrastructures and returning the state institutions.

During a session held on Sunday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, the Cabinet charged the Ministry of Tourism with achieving the tourism investment map, rehabilitating and investing the tourism projects in the liberated areas, as well as training the workers in the tourism sector and encouraging the private sector to invest in this field, SANA reported.

Tourism Minister Bishr Yazigi briefed the Cabinet on the projects and the tourism investments which have been implemented and their estimated values, in addition to the revenues of the tourism sector, both public and private.

Syria participates in the Petersburg International Economic Forum

St. Petersburg, Russia - The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum kicked off here on Saturday with the participation of several countries including Syria, as well as a number of politicians and economists, to discuss the problems of the global economy and ways to strengthen economic cooperation with Russia.

The forum is held this year in its 22nd edition under the slogan "Building a confidence economy", which is attended by about 15,000 people from different countries and includes more than 90 activities.

Syria is represented at the forum by Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Mohammad Samer Al-Khalil. A delegation from the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce, a number of members of the People's Assembly and a number of Syrian businessmen participate in the event.

GFP Signs Contract to Buy 3,000 Tractors from Iran

Damascus - The General Federation of Peasants (GFP) in Syria signed here on Friday a contract with the Iranian company "Traktor Manfactornk" to buy 3,000 tractors to be sold to farmers.

The head of the GFP, Ahmed Saleh Ibrahim, stressed during the signing of the contract at the headquarters of the Federation in Damascus the Federation's keenness to provide tractors for farmers at appropriate prices under loans from the Agricultural Cooperative Bank, pointing to the importance of contracting with the Iranian company specialized in the production of agricultural machinery.

For his part, the Director of the Iranian Company, Eng. Abul Fotouh Ibrahimi, pointed out the commitment of his company to supply tractors to Syria according to the time specified in the agreement, indicating that the Iranian tractors have modern specifications suited to the nature of agricultural work in Syria.

For his part, the Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Peasants Khalid Khazal said that the purchase of this large quantity of tractors comes within the framework of the GFP’s keenness to contribute effectively to modernize and develop the requirements of agricultural production and provide various types of facilities according to the possibilities available to farmers.

Some 52 Companies in the Exhibition of "Made in Syria" in Benghazi

Benghazi - With the participation of 52 Syrian industrial companies, activities of the exhibition “Made in Syria” for direct sale was opened in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday.

The exhibition was held by the Syrian Exporters Federation and Damascus Chamber of Industry with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade and the Council of Businessmen in Benghazi.

The 4,000-meter exhibition includes products from clothing, footwear, food, detergents, chemical and engineering products.