Minister of Housing Meets Lebanese Businessmen

Damascus< (ST) -Minister of Public Works and Housing Eng. Hussein Arnous discussed yesterday with a delegation of Lebanese businessmen in the field of mechanisms and modern construction techniques and ways to develop cooperation in the fields related to the work of the ministry.

The Minister Arnous listened to an explanation from the General Director of Ditch With Tech for Middle East Drilling Technologies about the areas of expertise and the fields in which the company works to extend the infrastructure networks and modern drilling techniques whereas the modern techniques that the company own can work without damaging the asphalt layer and extend the necessary services.

Damascus and Moscow Chambers of Commerce to Expand Trade Cooperation

Moscow, (ST)- Head of the Damascus Countryside Chamber of Commerce Osama Mustafa met on Tuesday with the Head of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Vladimir Platonov. The two sides  discussed the role of the two chambers of commerce in developing and enhancing trade relations between Syria and Russia in a way that cope with the historical relations between the two friendly countries.

Syria, Belarus to Enhance Industrial, Trade, Investment Cooperation

DAMASCUS – Industry Minister Ahmad al-Hamo discussed with his Belarusian counterpart Vitaliy Vovk means of establishing joint industrial projects in engineering and chemical sectors.

Al-Hamo said that the Ministry relies on the friendly countries, including Belarus, to rehabilitate terror-affected industrial companies, provide requirements of operating industrial companies and establishing joint projects according to the protocol signed between the two sides, especially in the fields of assembling trucks and buses, electric home appliances, medicines, food and agricultural industries, according to SANA.

Food Expo to Open Soon in Damascus

 Damascus,(ST) –The 13th session of Food Expo will be held on May 1 at the Dama Rose Hotel, organized by the Delta Group for Economy and Business, with the participation of major food manufacturers specialized in national packaging.

"The aim of the exhibition is to promote the Syrian food industries, especially those that have survived during the years of crisis despite the conditions of the unjust siege on the Syrian people," said Ghayath Shamma, head of the organizing group for the four-day exhibition.

Global Food Prices Decline in March as Sugar and Vegetable Oils Slide

Rome- Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests.

The FAO Food Price Index averaged nearly 171 points in March, marking a 2.8 percent drop from the previous month while remaining 13.4 percent above its level a year earlier.  
FAO's Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups.

FAO also released its first world cereal supply and demand outlook for the year ahead, expecting it to be "another season of relative market tranquillity" with grain inventories remaining at near-record levels.