ACSAD Calls for Benefiting From Syria's Experience of Self-Sufficiency of Wheat

Tunisia - The Director of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands (ACSAD) Dr. Rafik Ali Saleh called on the Arab countries to benefit from the Syrian experience in achieving self-sufficiency of the wheat crop as it was able to cover its local needs and producing surplus of materials.

 This came during his participation in the activities of the Second Media Conference to Promote the Achievements and Activities of Joint Arab Action Organizations and Institutions, which was held in Tunis for three days. Dr. Saleh presented a work paper containing the role of ACSAD in the sustainable agricultural development processes in Arab countries.

Dr. Saleh pointed to the role of the ACSAD in the field of high-yield wheat and barley varieties, which are grown in hundreds of thousands of hectares in the Arab countries and are characterized by resistance to drought and disease and give good productivity at 300 mm rainfall annually.

He pointed out that the center provided the Arab countries with animals such as sheep and goats, and the means of expansion in artificial insemination in order to increase the productivity of local breeds.

Dr. Saleh explained that the center carried out a project to improve the services of palm orchards in 12 Arab countries through the establishment of typical guidance fields that contributed to the increase of productivity up to 35 percent and improve the quality of the product at a cost of about US $ 2 million.

New Government Measures to Upgrade Industrial Institutions, Encourage Investment

Damascus, (ST) - The industry sector is the most important engine of the national economy and the largest sectors contributing to GDP and the process of comprehensive development of the value added and an important source of foreign exchange, which makes this sector of great importance to the government in support of producing public institutions to develop their work and increase productivity.

The government adopts a package of new measures to upgrade public industrial institutions according to specific mechanisms of action, supporting the private sector, facilitating transactions of industrialists and simplifying them, granting them loans, encouraging investment in the industrial sector, attracting capital from abroad and resettlement this capital by providing the requirements of establishing industrial projects.

Syria is an Honorary Member of Yalta Forum

Moscow- The co-chair of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth International Economic Yalta Forum, Andrei Nazarov, announced that Syria will participate this year as an honorary member of the Forum.

During the Forum Program Committee meeting in Moscow, Mr. Nazarov, who is also co-chair of the Russian business forum "Delovaya Russia", said that "the number of foreign delegations at this year's forum will rise from 70 to 100 delegation, expecting that the forum will see considerable and competitive discussion.

Some Companies Take Part in the 2019 Plastex Exhibition

Damascus - Syrian International Plastic Exhibition "Plastex 2019" was opened on Tuesday at the grounds of the exhibitions city, with the participation of dozens of Syrian companies and companies from seven Arab and foreign countries.

The four-day  exhibition, organized by the International Mashhadani Group for Exhibitions and Fairs, constitutes  a platform for plastic manufacturers to showcase their products and services, including a wide range of finished products, raw materials for the plastics industry, chemicals, industrial machinery, auxiliary industrial equipment, thermal and hydraulic control systems and production lines.

Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Dr. Samer Al-Khalil said that the exhibition is a good place to meet businessmen and companies in order to reach the best results at the level of each sector, pointing to the return of many companies that were parked during the crisis to contribute to reconstruction, especially with the right environment for investment in various sectors.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Industry of Damascus, Akram Hallaq explained the urgent need for these specialized exhibitions, which show the development of all industries that match foreign products and attract the consumer.

Syrian-Iraqi Industrial Cooperation

Baghdad- Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Dr. Saleh Abdullah and Al- Syrian Ambassador to Baghdad Sattam Jadaan Al-Dandah Jubouri discussed here on Sunday ways of promoting industrial cooperation between the two brotherly countries and investment opportunities available in Iraq.

A statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals received a copy by SANA correspondent in Baghdad: "The Iraqi Minister stressed during the meeting on the depth of fraternal relations linking Iraq and Syria," pointing to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals to boost relations with neighboring countries and other countries to benefit from the potentials and the expertise available to it in the establishment of new industrial projects in Iraq.