Activities of Syria Mod Exhibition in Beirut Rounded off

Beirut, (ST) – Activities of the Syria Mod exhibition for Textile Industries and Garments ended recently  in Beirut. The event was held by the Syrian Exporters Association of Clothing and Textile in cooperation with the Syrian Federation of Exporters and Damascus Chamber of Industry.

Vice -President of the Syrian Exporters Association of Clothing and Textile, who is head of Textile sector at the Federation of Syrian Exporters Firas Taqi Eddin said:

Syria, China sign cooperation agreements

Damascus, (ST) -  Planning and International Cooperation Commission signed yesterdaywith the Embassy of the People's Republic of China two cooperation agreements providing for the provision of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people.

The two agreements, which signed by Chairman of Planning Commission Dr. Imad Sabouni on behalf of the Syrian government and Chinese Ambassador Qi Qianjin on behalf of his government, to provide two batches of humanitarian aid to Syria. The first batch is estimated at $ 16 million.

Supporting Small and Micro-Sized Enterprises to Ensure Income for Families Affected by Crisis

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Syrian Industrial Businesswomen Committee on Saturday held a symposium titled "the importance of small and micro-sized enterprises in finding income for families affected by crisis".  

Participants in the symposium focused on supporting and financing medium and small-sized enterprises, on disseminating awareness about the important role of such projects in creating productive job opportunities and on facilitating procedures for projects' owners.

They stressed that these enterprises should be planned to meet society's needs, calling for focusing on agricultural industries, assisting small and micro-sized facilities, granting "ISO" certificates for food industries, enhancing skills and establishing business network.

Government sparing no effort to meet requirements of steadfast Syrian citizens

The government is sparing no effort to meet the requirements of the steadfast Syrian citizens to help them withstand the ongoing crisis caused by the heinous terrorist war imposed on Syria, Prime Minister Imad Khamis has stressed, noting that a strategic plan was drawn up for this purpose.

The premier was speaking during a meeting on Monday with journalists and staff of "al-Thawara newspaper" at Al-Wahda Foundation for Press, Printing and Publishing headquarter.

He said backing the Syrian army in its fight against terrorism and assisting martyrs families are among top priorities of the government's plan.

 Khamis urged journalists to focus on the difficult economic situation in the country and to tell citizens the truth about the horrible impacts of the terrorist groups' crimes against the country's economy, including depriving Syria from the revenues of oil and gas, thereby transforming Syria from an oil producing country to an oil importing country which added more suffering to the citizens because of the absence of oil derivatives from the market.

He vowed government procedures to achieve revenues that will be used in reactivating the process of agricultural and industrial production.

He asserted the importance of small and micro-sized projects in supporting national economy and boosting the production process in general.

"The government has earmarked some 500 million Syrian pounds to support "Mashrou'i" (My Project) program and to carry out small enterprises with the purpose of alleviating citizens' burdens and develop rural areas, the prime minister said.

MoU signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Norwegian Refugee Council

Damascus, (ST) - Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed al -Qadri has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Representative of Norwegian Refugee Council, Anna Kyrevi.

The Minister explained that the goal of this Memo is to promote cooperation between the Ministry and the Council in the field of agriculture, providing and distributing agricultural inputs as aid and grants to rural households and implementing small-scale income-generating projects to help achieve localization and stability to farmers affected by the crisis and help them settle in their villages.