Minister of Economy: the newly-printed 5,000 Syrian Pounds banknote will not lead to inflation

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Dr. Muhammad Samer Khalil confirmed that putting into use  the newly -printed banknote of 5,000 Syrian Pounds in circulation with the rest of the current currency denominations will not lead to inflation.

Minister Khalil stated that there is no increase in the monetary block, but rather the replacement of banknotes with others.

He said that all the denominations of the Syrian currency will remain, but the damaged ones will be replaced by the 5,000 banknote .

19 schools put into service in Daraa during the second semester

Daraa,(ST)-The Education Directorate in Daraa put 19 schools into service during the second semester, after the completion of rehabilitation work and restoration of the damage caused to them by the terrorist attacks.

The head of the school buildings department in the Education Directorate, Engineer Radi Al-Wuni, stated to SANA's correspondent today that the schools that have been put into service are "the daughters of Sheikh Maskin", the official "Ghazala High School", "the Al-Falouji High School" in Daraa city, "the martyr Tariq Aziz" in the Harak, and many other schools.

Rehabilitation project of Al-Hatab Square in Old Aleppo underway

Within the framework of the government's project of reconstructing the terrorism-affected old city of Aleppo, the Military Construction Establishment - Aleppo branch- is conducting rehabilitation works at Al-Hatab Square in Al-Jadeeda neighborhood with an estimated cost of 200 million Syrian Pounds.

Eng. Husam Halabi, Head of the executive section in the Old City's Directorate told SANA reporter that the square, which was an area of social and commercial activities, has been severely damaged by terrorism, pointing out that the rehabilitation works are currently underway.

According to Halabi, Al-Hatab Square is one of the largest and most important squares that are located outside the ancient walls of the old city with an area of 2500 square meters. The square, which is part of the Al-Jadeeda neighborhood, is distinguished by its ancient Arab houses as well as old churches and mosques in addition to its being a site for internal tourism.

Life returns to normal to the ancient wool market in the old city of Aleppo

Aleppo (ST): Day after day, life returns to normal to the archaeological markets in the old city of Aleppo after rehabilitating and renovating them following the damage and destruction caused by terrorism, including the wool market, which returned to witness a viable movement that meets the needs of the people and contributes to some extent to reviving the local economy. 

Engineer Hussam Halabi, head of the implementation section  in the Old City Directorate, said that the people of Aleppo used to go to the old markets of Aleppo to shop and stroll because the market contains many unique hand-made and heritage products, referring to the importance of the wool market for the women of  Aleppo who have a hobby of making woolen clothes.

He explained that the wool market is part of Al-Jadida neighborhood and is well-known for its churches and mosques, one of which dates back to the Mamluk period.

Halabi added that  the Aleppo City Council in cooperation with the Old City Directorate and the parties concerned   rehabilitated the market’s infrastructure because it was subjected to acts of sabotage by terrorists, calling on the rest of the economic and commercial activities to return to their stores and workshops again.

3-star hotel will be established in Amrit area in Syria

With the aim of ensuring various tourist services with suitable prices in coastal area, Ministry of Tourism gave license for establishing a 3-star hotel that includes restaurants, cafes, medical points, pools and other services in Amrit area in Tartous province.  
The cost of the project reaches 6 billion Syrian Pound, according to a press released issued by the ministry.
Basma Qaddour