Ministry of Agriculture Discusses Visions and Future Plans to Improve Agricultural Sector

Damascus, (ST)- Participants in the meeting held recently by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform with the General Federation of Peasants (GFP) discussed the reality of the implementation of agricultural production plan for the winter season of 2016-2017 and the difficulties facing farmers in their work and proposed solutions as well as plant and animal agricultural production, forestry plan, land reclamation, the reality of livestock requirements and ways to help the peasants affected by drought and natural disasters.

Water Scarcity Needs “Urgent and Massive Response” in North Africa and Near East

Cairo - Access to water is a fundamental need for food security, human health and agriculture, and its looming scarcity in the North Africa and Middle East region is a huge challenge requiring an "urgent and massive response," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said recently in Cairo.

 Accessible fresh water in the region has fallen by two-thirds in the past 40 years. It now amounts to 10 times less per capita availability than the worldwide average, underscoring the need for a significant overhaul of farming systems, he added.

Chinese Company to Establish Electric Power Station in Lattakia

Lattakia Governor Kheder al-Salem on Monday met the delegation of the Chinese "Power China" company led by deputy head of the company, Eng. Zang Li.

The two sides discussed establishing an electric power generating station in Lattakia.

The governor talked about the strong the Syrian-Chinese friendship and praised China's support for Syria and for the Syrian people under the ongoing crisis.

During the meeting, Al-Salem briefed the Chinese delegation on the terrorist groups' systematic destruction of the Syrian infrastructure, particularly the sector  of electricity. These terrorist acts aimed at increasing the suffering of the Syrian people because electricity is a vital sector that has to do with all aspects of the Syrian citizens' life, he said.

Some 200 Companies to Take Part in "Syria Mod"

 Damascus, (ST)-Syrian Exporters Federation (SEF) continues preparations for the success of the exhibition "Syria Mod”specialized in textile sector and its requirements. The event will be held under the auspices of the Prime Minister Imad Khamis later this month with the participation of 200 Syrian companies working in Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Hama and Latakia.

 The SEF said in a statement that some 500 Arab and expatriate businessman and dealers fixed their participation in the exhibition. The participating companies will showcase the latest products in the world of fashion at the exhibition's pavilions in the hotels of al-Sham, Dama Rose and Sheraton that were booked for the benefit of the exhibition, which presents the pride of the Syrian textile industry of women, boys and men clothes, lingerie and requirements of production.

State Minister Discusses Ways of Boosting Work with SFIFF

Damascus, (ST)- Minister of State for Organizations and Federations Affairs Dr. Salwa Abdullah  discussed with the head of the Syrian Federation of International Freight Forwarders (SFIFF), Mohammed Saleh Kaishour and members of its Board of Directors ways to promote the development of the union and the obstacles and problems that hinder its way.

 Dr. Abdullah pointed out that the government is interested in activating the work of Federations as well as transport and shipping companies due to the important role they play in supporting the elements of the steadfastness of the Syrians.