Prime Minister: New measures and facilitations to improve industrial sector

Damascus – Prime Minister Imad Khamis stressed the government’s keenness on providing all facilitations, legislations and financial support required to make a remarkable turning point in the industrial production sector as well as the public sector, including small handicrafts which constitute a priority in the government’s plans, SANA reported.

Chairing a meeting at the Ministry of Industry on Thursday, Khamis added that agriculture, industry and trade exchange are essential to the government’s work under current circumstances, indicating that the industrial sector is a main pillar to the national economy and therefore intensive efforts should be exerted to re-run the wheel of production and re-operate facilities in secure areas.

Agriculture and food security at heart of climate change action

Morocco-The world must rapidly move to scale up actions and ambitions on climate change FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told delegates at the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP22) in Morocco recently.

Speaking at the high-level action day on agriculture and food security, Graziano da Silva noted that climate change impacts on agriculture - including crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, land and water - are already undermining global efforts to assure food security and nutrition.

With over 90 percent of countries referring to the important role of agriculture in their national plans to adapt to and mitigate climate change, Graziano da Silva stressed that

"it is time to invest in sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture as a fundamental part of the climate solution." 

ACSAD Confirms Promotion of Agricultural Development in Arab Countries

The Director General of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Areas (ACSAD) Dr. Rafik Ali Saleh presented a report about the accomplishments of ACSAD in the recent period, the mighty efforts carried out by the Centre to achieve advanced results, stressing the continuation of the development of performance and the ability to implement and realize remarkable achievement to contribute to the promotion of agricultural development in the Arab countries.

Dr. Saleh headed a delegation to the Arab Center (ACSAD) in the Extraordinary Meeting of the Higher Coordinating Committee of Arab Joint Action, which was held recently at the General Secretariat of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

SYP 200 million Earmarked to Rehabilitate Infrastructure in Fadloun Industrial Area in Damascus Countryside

DAMASCUS, (ST)-  The Syrian government has earmarked a sum of SYP 200 million to rebuild the infrastructure of the industrial area of Fadloun 2 in Damascus Countryside, Governor of Damascus Countryside Alaa Muneer Ibraheem said on Wednesday.

Ibraheem made the remarks during his tour in the industrial area to inspect its rehabilitation needs with the purpose of fixing the damage caused by terrorism. He met owners of the industrial facilities and get an idea about their demands and their suggestions to improve the service situation in the area.

The sum of money will be used in building electricity networks, fix the drinking water and sewage networks and meet industrialists' requirements, according to the governor.

“Hand in Hand, We Build Syria”

DAMASCUS-Under the motto “hand in hand, we build Syria”, activities of the 2nd Investment and partnership Conference, organized by the businesswomen’s  Committee at Damascus Chamber of Industry kicked off on Tuesday at Damascus-based Dama Rose Hotel.

The Conference coincides with the opening of the 3rd International Exhibition on Companies and Businessmen’s services (SERVICES), according to SANA.

Industry Minister Ahmad al-Hamo noted that despite the massive destruction of the majority of productive and services’ sectors due to terrorist attacks against public and private industrial facilities, the situation of the Syrian economy is still reasonable and such investment opportunities are large during this stage.