Oil Ministry Distributes 8 million Liters of Gasoline and Fuel oil on Syrian Provinces

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem on Sunday said that the ministry has distributed 4 million liters of gasoline and 4 million others of fuel oil on the Syrian provinces.

The procedure was taken after imports of oil derivatives arrived to Syria, the minister added.

In a statement to SANA, Ghanem clarified that the current lack in oil derivatives is the result of dependence only on oil imports to ensure fuel and meet the daily need to compensate the lack in the gas necessary to operate power generating stations. In addition, oil supplies have suddenly stopped for months, he said.

He pointed out that the oil products will be distributed on provinces according to the need.

Syrian Fruit and Vegetable Exports to Belarus Valued at $8 million in Past 3 Months

DAMASCUS – The Syrian fruit and vegetable exports to Belarus have increased in the last three months compared to the past years, said Ambassador of Belarus in Damascus Alexander Ponomarev, putting the total value of these exports at USD 8 million, SANA reported.

His remarks came during a meeting on Thursday with Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Adib Mayaleh to discuss means of boosting trade and economic relations between Belarus and Syria.

Activities of Syria Mod Exhibition in Beirut Rounded off

Beirut, (ST) – Activities of the Syria Mod exhibition for Textile Industries and Garments ended recently  in Beirut. The event was held by the Syrian Exporters Association of Clothing and Textile in cooperation with the Syrian Federation of Exporters and Damascus Chamber of Industry.

Vice -President of the Syrian Exporters Association of Clothing and Textile, who is head of Textile sector at the Federation of Syrian Exporters Firas Taqi Eddin said:

Syria, China sign cooperation agreements

Damascus, (ST) -  Planning and International Cooperation Commission signed yesterdaywith the Embassy of the People's Republic of China two cooperation agreements providing for the provision of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.

The two agreements, which signed by Chairman of Planning Commission Dr. Imad Sabouni on behalf of the Syrian government and Chinese Ambassador Qi Qianjin on behalf of his government, to provide two batches of humanitarian aid to Syria. The first batch is estimated at $ 16 million.

Supporting Small and Micro-Sized Enterprises to Ensure Income for Families Affected by Crisis

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Syrian Industrial Businesswomen Committee on Saturday held a symposium titled "the importance of small and micro-sized enterprises in finding income for families affected by crisis".  

Participants in the symposium focused on supporting and financing medium and small-sized enterprises, on disseminating awareness about the important role of such projects in creating productive job opportunities and on facilitating procedures for projects' owners.

They stressed that these enterprises should be planned to meet society's needs, calling for focusing on agricultural industries, assisting small and micro-sized facilities, granting "ISO" certificates for food industries, enhancing skills and establishing business network.