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Launch of activities of agricultural sector development forum

In the presence of Prime Minister, Engineer Hussein Arnous, the activities of the agricultural sector development forum- challenges and opportunities- were launched today under the slogan (Towards a Developmental and Competitive Agricultural Economy) at the Umayyad Conferences Palace in Damascus.

The forum discusses the challenges facing the agricultural sector at the level of macro-policies and local economies for each product, classifying these challenges, defining the roles associated with each party to complete the sustainable production process and restructuring the agricultural sector as a major component of the national economy. Identifying the appropriate alternatives and analyzing the production stages and problems and presenting alternative policy proposals and a flexible organizational structure for the agricultural sector will be put on the table during the forum.

32 health centers offer services to residents in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus

Since the liberation of the eastern Ghouta of Damascus in 2018, the Directorate of Health in Damascus countryside has rehabilitated 32 health centers to offer services to the people, who returned to their houses.
"Mesraba" Health center is one of the rehabilitated centers and it receives around 200 people daily. It offers services to children, women and those who suffer from chronic diseases (diabetes, pressure and asthma).

65 companies participate in the sixth session of the Servex Forum 2021 in Damascus

65  companies participate  in the sixth session of the Servex Forum 2021 in Damascus

Damascus (ST):  With the participation of 65 local, Arab and international service companies from Iraq, Jordan, Iran and Egypt, the activities of the sixth session of the Business Men and Women Forum, Servex 2021, kicked off at the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus, under the title “We meet to to better ourselves"

The forum aims at building partnerships with businessmen visiting Syria and trying to overcome all the difficulties facing trade exchange between Syria and the neighboring countries.

According to Khalaf Mashhadani, Director General of the Mashhadani International Group for Exhibitions and Conferences, the forum, which will last for three days, includes  bilateral meetings between the participants and specialized lectures and interventions on the services provided by the participating companies in a way that contributes to conveying the true picture of business reality in the Syrian economy at this stage.

In turn, Abdul Razzaq Al-Zuhairi, head of the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, expressed hope for opening the crossings between the two countries and for money and goods to move  between them easily, which would contribute to the re-development of the Syrian economy in a greater way than it was before the war, referring to the issuance of a decision in Iraq today allowing the entry of Syrian goods through transit to the rest of the countries, noting that  this is a good start for promoting Syrian goods from Iraq to the world through five Iraqi outlets that allow the entry of transit goods.

President of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce Muhammad Abu Al-Huda Al-Lahham underlined the importance of the forum in terms of Arab participation, considering it a new beginning for cooperation and joint trade exchange to deepen economic relations and integrate markets, stressing the endeavor to remove any obstacles in the way of transport, import, export and banking exchange operations in a way that shortens time and distance.

Among the participants, Rania Abu Sa'ad, Executive Director of the Syrian Computer Society said that"we participate in the forum to introduce the information and communication technology services provided by the Society , which is an important supporter of the business sector."


After years of darkness due to terrorism, Eastern Ghouta sees the light

Damascus Countryside (ST): After the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army achieved victory over terrorism in Eastern Ghouta, workers of the Electricity Company continued to fulfill their duty to restore light to those areas after the darkness of terrorism-to illuminate its paths that were teeming with movement and production before the terrorist war.

Despite the cold weather and difficult working conditions, a smile could be seen on the face of Bassam Al-Marjeh and Samir Al-Dirani, emergency workers in Kafr Batna's electricity, as they were repairing high and low voltage lines to deliver electrical current to the townspeople, referring to the sabotage and destruction that the electrical network has suffered from as a result of attacks by armed terrorist groups on the sector.

Worker Bassam Al-Marjeh explained to the news correspondent that he and his friend were repairing the electrical current in Kafr Batna and Jisreen throughout the war period, while Dirani said that their work is difficult because the network is always subjected to frequent interruptions due to the increased loads on the networks and the poor nutrition in that area.

Khalid al-Quwatli, mayor of Saqba municipality, recalled the pre-war period and the abundant services  that the town used to enjoy, especially electricity, noting that 56 transformers were set up in the city before the war because it was a city of various crafts and the main dependence of its residents was on electricity, but these stations were sabotaged and with the liberation of the area at the hands of the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army electricity workshops began to rehabilitate the stations and light the town again.

The scene in Douma is not much different from its predecessor, as the effects of terrorism are evident everywhere, as the armed organizations cut wires, demolished towers, and stole cables, according to Nasreen Diyab from the Douma Electricity Department. She indicated that before the war there were no complaints from the people, pointing to the great efforts made by the government to return the electrical system to its previous state.

In order to find out the reality of work in the transfer stations, news correspondents met a number of managers who had continued their work and did not leave their places and preserved the equipment despite their constant exposure to danger. Head of Saqba transfer station Abdel Aziz al-Narji explained that he secured the entrances to the station, strengthened its doors, and transferred the 44 batteries to his home from 2012 until the liberation of the region in 2018.

Al-Narji referred to the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Saqba plant, which feeds Saqba, Arbin, Zamalka, Hamouriyah, Kafr Batna, Jisreen and Aftris.

During the years of the war, workers of power stations in Eastern Ghouta faced great suffering in reaching their workplaces, which was mentioned by worker  Jouma'a Dmeiriya who said " we used to walk daily more than four kilometers to reach the station to feed the areas of  Al-Assad Suburb, Seidnaya and Al-Wafidin Camp."


135 companies participate in “Sela International Export Exhibition” for shoes and leather

With the participation of 135 local and Arab companies, the activities of "Sela International Export Exhibition" for shoes, leather goods and production requirements for 2021 Spring and Summer were launched at the fairgrounds in Damascus .

The exhibition, organized by the Arab Federation for Leather Industries in cooperation with the Federation of Chambers of Industry and Commerce, continues until February 24th, with the participation of major companies manufacturing shoes and leather from Syria and several Arab countries.