Russia to open trade mission in Syria in 2020

The Russian government will establish a trade mission in Syria this year, according to a decree signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on November 10.

"The trade representation of the Russian Federation in the Syrian Arab Republic to be established in 2020 in the city of Damascus," the decree reads.

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade is tasked to approve the structure and the staff list of the trade mission.

Source: TASS

Russia allocates over $1 bln for repairs in Syria

Russia has allocated over $1 bln for the repair of power networks, industrial facilities in Syria and other humanitarian purposes, head of the Russia-Syrian interdepartmental coordination center for return of refugees Mikhail Mizintsev says on Wednesday at the international conference on return of refugees to the country.

"Over $1 bln were allocated for humanitarian purposes, the repair of power networks and industrial production facilities, and religious installations," Mizintsev said. He did not detail the period for allocation of funds.

"Producers 2020" exhibition provided successful example of entrepreneurship, production

The five-day "Producers 2020" exhibition, held in Takkiya Suleimanyah in Damascus from November 2 to 6, witnessed a high turnout of visitors and has succeeded in attracting many traders, industrialists, entrepreneurs and experts as well as official delegations and media outlets.

In a press release on Saturday, the Arab Group for Exhibitions and Conferences, the organizer of the "Producers 2020" event, said that the exhibition formed a platform for Aleppo producers to communicate and establish partnerships with entrepreneurs, traders and industrialists and to be directly in touch with consumers.

The visit of President Bashar Al-Assad and Mrs. Asma Al-Assad to the exhibition was a real honor for the producers and a support message that motivated them to continue with their projects and creative works, according to the group.

7 schools rehabilitated in liberated southern countryside of Idleb

The General Company for Building and Construction has rehabilitated seven basic education schools and the school health building in the southern countryside of Idleb which was liberated from terrorism.

According to Giayath Ajmaie, Director of the Company’s Idleb branch, the restoration works in these schools have cost 156 million Syrian pounds, noting that the rehabilitated schools were handed to Idleb's Directorate of Education to put them into service.

He added that the company is also accelerating its work to  restore and rehabilitate several other schools that were damaged because of terrorism in 8 villages and towns in the countryside of Hama with a cost of 175 million Syrian pounds.

Dozens of deals reached at the conclusion of Producers 2020 Exhibition

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Producers 2020 Exhibition, held in Takkiya Suleimanyah in Damascus, wrapped up its activities on Friday after reaching dozens of agreements and deals between Aleppo young producers and the traders and businessmen who visited the exhibition.

138 producers representing 77 small facilities working in the textile industries, traditional handicrafts, leather goods, food and furniture took part in the event.

The exhibition, which was organized by the Arab Group for Exhibitions and Conferences, witnessed the establishment of partnerships on production and on marketing and distributing the products in Damascus and other provinces and exporting some of them abroad with the aim of introducing and promoting the products and breaking the unfair economic siege imposed on the country and contributing to decreasing the prices of goods.