Finance Minister: Supporting the Industrial Sector, Developing its Capabilities

 DAMASCUS, (ST) - Members of the General Authority of the Damascus Chamber of Industry discussed on Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus a number of issues related to the protection of national industry, solving the problem of non-performing loans and ways of providing facilities and support to existing industrial establishments and rehabilitation of affected establishments.

New Destination of FlyDamas

 Damascus, (ST) - FlyDamas Airlines' launched on Friday its first flight from Damascus International Airport to the Iraqi city of al -Sulaymaniyah  as part of the company's plan to expand its flights to neighboring countries.

 The company's commercial manager Ayman Araghili said in a statement to local press that the company would run one trip a week to the Iraqi city of al -Sulaymaniyah every Friday as a new destination with bus services from al -Sulaymaniyah airport to Erbil and vice versa.

Rural Women’s Products Festival Kicks off in Damascus

DAMASCUS – Prime Minister Imad Khamis inaugurated on Wednesday the Rural Women’s Products Festival at al-Jalaa Sport City in Damascus under the slogan “Rural Women are Partners in Development”.

According to SANA, the Festival is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform in cooperation with the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD).

The Festival aims at promoting and introducing the products of rural women’s projects, opening a direct communication channel between the producer and the consumer, exchanging experience among women entrepreneurs.

Chinese Grant to Establish Projects of Human Nature in Syria

 Damascus, (ST) - The International Planning and Cooperation Commission and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China on Sunday signed an agreement in which China will provide a grant of $ 30 million to the Syrian government to implement humanitarian projects according to the needs of the Syrian government and "a free payment of foodstuffs worth $4 million."

 In a statement to reporters after the signing of the agreement, Chinese Ambassador Chiangyin said the agreement is "a consistent evidence of the close friendship between China and Syria." He expressed hope that this support would alleviate the tragedy of the Syrian people.

Al-Ghanem: Syria's Participation in the Algiers International Fair An indication of Syrian Economy's Recovery

Algeria- Syrian Ambassador to Algeria, Dr. Numeir Wahib Al-Ghanim, confirmed that Syria's participation in the Algiers International Fair is an indication of the recovery of the Syrian economy despite the difficulties it experienced.

During his visit to the Syrian pavilion at the exhibition accompanied with members of the Syrian community in Algeria, Mr. Al-Ghanim, stressed the need to pay attention to the quality of the Syrian product to maintain its position in the Algerian markets. He pointed out that the great turnout of Algerian citizens to the Syrian pavilion and its products should be an incentive for the Syrian producer and exhibitor to maintain the product and its quality.