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22 Syrian companies take part in Gulfood exhibition in Dubai

With the participation of Syria, activities of the Gulfood exhibition for 2020 were  kicked off on Sunday at Dubai World Trade Center in the UAE. The exhibition is considered one of the largest food exhibitions in the world.

The exhibition, which is scheduled to continue until February 21, is the most important forum for food sector companies. It annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors with the participation of more than 5,000 exhibitors from 189 countries around the world.  The exhibition is an opportunity for Syrian companies to ensure partnerships with international companies and to introduce locally manufactured food products.

Cabinet discusses efforts to put Damascus-Aleppo international highway in service

On February 16, the cabinet discussed the mechanism for the distribution of cooking gas cylinders via the services e-card and the necessary measures to supply citizens with that gas spontaneously in the optimal way.

During its weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet asked the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to increase the cooking gas production capacity in light of the arrival of new supplies.

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Eng. Ali Ghanem said that the daily consumption of cooking gas increased from one thousand tons to 1,200 tons per day during winter and that 50 percent is secured through gas production plants and refineries.

Industry Minister visits al-Zerbeh industrial area in Aleppo to inspect the situation in damaged factories

ALEPPO, (ST)- Within the framework of the Syrian government’s  plans to rehabilitate, re-launch production in industrial facilities in Aleppo and facilitate the return of industrialists to their factories in the areas liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army, Industry Ministe Maan Zein Al-Abidin Jazbeh on Saturday  inspected the situation in a number of damaged factories  in al-Zerbeh industrial area on Aleppo-Damascus international highway and that specialize in the food, textile, pharmaceutical and engineering industries.

The minister was briefed on the damage and destruction caused to the industrial facilities by the terrorist organizations that had taken these facilities as  headquarters and stolen their contents and production lines.

 In a statement to journalists  Eng. Jazbeh stressed the need to work out  a working plan to carry out a survey on the needs of the liberated factories and the social and economic needs of al-Zerbeh area.

The Cabinet approves a plan to restore services to areas liberated from terrorism in Aleppo and Idlib

The Cabinet has approved a plan to restore services gradually to areas which have been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism in the Provinces of Aleppo and Idleb and mobilize the return of their residents to them.

During its weekly session on February 9, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet called on the ministries concerned to start removing debris, opening roads, assessing the damage caused to the two provinces, and restoring main services according to priorities and possibilities in each area.

Syria Trust for Development in Shahba provides training, funding to individuals aiming to start small businesses

SWEIDA, (ST)- The Economic Enterprises section at the Syria Trust for Development has taken effective steps to qualify and empower many citizens who seek learning and mastering a vocation or a craft that will provide them with easier access to  the job market. The trust has been working to boost the economic skills of individuals and small businesses and to enable people to own their businesses .Lina al-Maghoush, the economic enterprises coordinator at the Shahba Manara (community Center) in the Syrian province of Sweida, said that mastering a craft or a vocation that creates job opportunities is essential for development and it economically empowers both individuals and societies.

According to al-Maghoush, this section (economic enterprises) studies the needs of the local market and the available job opportunities so as to start training , qualifying and encouraging creative initiatives.