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Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about alleged Douma incident

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Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

SCS branch in Lattakia holds the first exhibition of modeling and simulation projects

SCS branch in Lattakia holds the first e…

The  Syrian Computer Society ( SCS) branch in Lattakia has recently held  the first exhibition of modeling and simulation projects, which  includes 11 projects presented ...

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
Preparations have begun for the “Victory Celebration” of the “Citadel and Valley” Festival 2021

Preparations have begun for the “Victory…

Under the patronage Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, Homs Governorate, in cooperation with the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, began preparations for the “victory celebration” of the "Citadel and Valley" festival 2021, after it had stopped for a year due to the outbreak of Covid-19  pandemic.    Homs Governor, Eng. Bassam Parsik, said in a meeting recently held that the “Citadel and Valley”  Festival ["Al-Qal'a Wa...

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Activities for kids are organized in the 41st  Flowers Expo in Damascus

Activities for kids are organized in the…

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Ministries of Tourism and Culture have organized activities and stage plays for kids and youths in the 41st session of Flowers Expo in Tishreen Park in Damascus.    The activities include Folk dances and plays, according to Director od Damascus Tourism Bassam Mardini, who said that the show is an opportunity to encourage popular tourism. 

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Two ladies make sweets at their home to support their families

Two ladies make sweets at their home to …

TARTOUS, (ST)_With the aim of supporting their families, two ladies, Sawsan Wardeh and Imtithal Abbas, from Banias countryside in Tartous province make sweets at their home upon orders they receive from local residents in their area.    The two ladies have started their micro-project three years ago , according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), which affirmed that the prices of the sweets being made by two breadwinners are low compared to the p...

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Syrians celebrate the anniversary of hoisting national flag in liberated Quneitra city

Syrians celebrate the anniversary of hoi…

QUNEITRA, (ST)_ The province of Quneitra  has celebrated the anniversary of hoisting the Syrian flag in the liberated Quneitra on June, 26, 1974, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).    The agency reported on Thursday that a celebration was held in Al-Tahrir square in the liberated Quneitra city where speakers asserted that  the October War was and still is  the gate for completing the liberation of the occu...

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Homs, (ST)- During the past five years, Homs Chamber of Commerce has translated its practical objectives into reality through several steps, according to Dr. Abdel Nasser Sheikh Fattouh, Head of the Chamber, in terms of the social services provided to the Chamber's members through the establishment of the Medical Fund , the Pension Fund and the Donation Fund , as well as supporting the war-wounded funds and the families of the martyrs, reviving the development and training center, working on rehabilitating the commercial markets in the city center and distributing income-generating equipment.
"Concerning the Medical Fund, the Chamber has signed a protocol of medical cooperation with al- Birr Association and its affiliated social services and hospitals , so that the association and its hospitals will deduct 20% for all surgical operations and hospitalization in general, radiography and surgical analysis to each person holds the Chamber of Commerce card provided that the chamber will rehabilitate the (heart disease) department in the association 's hospital which is located in Al-Wa'er region with an estimated cost of 22.5 million Syrian pounds paid from the chamber savings . In addition, members of the Chamber are entitled to receive 10% free of charge from all the contracts signed with international organizations," Sheikh Fattouh added.
12 million Syrian pounds for martyrs and war wounded
Regarding the donation fund allocated to the families of martyrs and war wounded, Dr. Fattouh clarified that 60% of the fees paid by traders goes to the Foundation of the families of martyrs and war wounded in Homs and the other 40% goes to the Central Institution in Damascus. The transferred amounts reached more than 12 million Syrian pounds last year.
In addition to the donation made by the Chamber to the newspapers and periodicals, especially those interested in economic and commercial affairs, financing the printing of cultural and historical books interested in Homs governorate and spreading historical awareness of its human and geographical components, as well as reviving the Development and Training Center in the chamber, where we dedicated a floor with all its requirements and necessary equipment for carrying out professional courses in management, accounting and information in addition to other training courses for foreign languages and developing personal skills. We have also established an employment center by providing information that connects job seekers and the private institutions which need employees. Thus, the chamber provides employment opportunities by linking job seekers with institutions that fit their qualifications.
Rehabilitation of commercial markets in the city center
Dr. Fattouh believes that the most important work done by the Chamber is the rehabilitation of the commercial markets in the city center stressing that after the liberation of Homs and its commercial center, the Chamber began contacting the international organizations and local government institutions to work on rehabilitating markets and re-establishing the commercial center. A work group of volunteers from university students working under the sponsorship of the chamber, that gave them support and place to continue the work ,which is an engineering survey of the streets, shops and squares of the commercial markets and tabulating them within statistical tables including the shops of each street and the names of owners and the quality of their work and the extent of damage in each store or shop , so as to serve as a complete database required for each entity that wants to work on the rehabilitation of these markets.
He added that these data have helped organizations and associations to provide all that is needed for those affected traders. Thus, work began after the signing of a protocol between the Chamber and the UNDP to remove more than 70.000 Cubic meters of rubble from the streets.
Income-generating equipment has been distributed first to 38 shops in Hamidiya Street and then to 130 other shops in the market of vegetables, (Souk Al-Hashish).
"We also worked on installing doors and shelves, repairing walls, distributing refrigerators, freezers, meat and chickens chopping machines. We are now awaiting the arrival of other equipment from the donor organization to be presented to 130 other professions," he made it clear.
"since the beginning of the work , a committee has been formed comprising members representing the Chamber of Commerce, the Governorate, the City Council , the Electricity and Water Company, the Engineers Union, the Directorate of Antiquities and Sanitation Directorate so to achieve integration in the rehabilitation of markets and the installation of iron roofs on the basis of preserving its heritage as well as highlighting its engineering structure", Dr. Fattouh concluded .


Amal Farhat- Homs

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