Qualifying more than 250 students for the finals of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad

The Excellence and Innovation Commission announced today the qualification of more than 250 students from the start of secondary school from different governorates for the finals of the Syrian scientific Olympiad for 2019-2020, which is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in mathematics, physics, chemistry, IT and biology during the last week of this month in Damascus.

The Syrian scientific Olympiad competitions are held in a hierarchical and consecutive manner starting with schools then expanding to regions and governorates and then covering all of Syria.

Agriculture Ministry, FAO sign four cooperation agreements

Four cooperation agreements on agricultural planning and statistics and on developing the National Agricultural policy, agricultural Education and fish wealth were signed yesterday, between the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The agreements provided for updating the Agricultural policy Center ‘s database by FAO depending on modern techniques, for developing the agricultural education curricula to obtain better outputs and graduate qualified agricultural technicians who are capable of entering the labor market. In addition, the agreements provided for the development of the agricultural policy center in order to work out suitable plans to develop the agricultural sector, rehabilitate the fish wealth sector and train breeders and fishermen to achieve sustainability in production.

The first wind turbine manufactured, installed and operated by national expertise

Depending on national expertise and Syrian technicians, W.D.R.V.M company for Renewable Energy and Heavy Industries has managed to manufacture, assemble, install and operate the first wind turbine in Syria, Middle East, the Arab Gulf and North Africa in the Industrial Zone in Hsaya’ in Homs Countryside.

The Syrian experts, technicians and workers managed to overcome all the obstacles facing them including the unilateral economic sanctions and the tight embargo being imposed on Syria and manufacture the turbine with all its constituents: the tower, the blades and the accurate control systems.

Entrepreneurship Training Camp Project By the JCI‘s Lattakia Branch

The Junior Chamber International ( JCI) in Lattakia province in cooperation with the Tartous province ‘s branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent ( SARC) launched on Sunday the entrepreneurship camp project at the training camp of the ( SARC) site in Banias province.

The five-day project is an incentive for creativity and for attracting youth entrepreneurs. intensive training is due to be carried out by entrepreneurship specialists to support the trainees' own projects and working plans.

"The Entrepreneurship training  Camp project aims to provide an opportunity for learning, interaction and cooperation in the business field in Lattakia”, Kheder Barakat, Head of the entrepreneurship camp project said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

Ways to strengthen cooperation between ACSAD and the Slovak University

Damascus, ST- The Director General of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Lands (ACSAD), Dr. RafikSaleh, discussed with a delegation from the University of Economic Sciences of the Slovak Republic headed by Prof. FerdinaldDano ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides and the possibility of signing a memorandum of understanding in fields  of common interest.

During the meeting held at ACSAD headquarters in Damascus, Saleh reviewed the organization's projects and applied scientific researches carried out in the Arab countries and their efforts in the fields of developing and spreading the cultivation of high-productivity varieties and their resistance to environmental conditions and diseases and in increasing the productivity of livestock and the construction of water dams.