164 Companies from 23 Countries Taking Part in Third "Re-Build Syria" Fair

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Activities of the Third "Re-Build Syria" Fair Kicked off on Tuesday with the participation of 164 companies from 23 Arab, European, Asian and African countries.

The fair is organized by al-Basheq Establishment for Organizing International Conferences and Fairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Housing and Public Works at the Fairgrounds in Damascus.

Tourism Minister: Tourism sector will be an important extension of reconstruction

Beijing,(ST)-  Addressing the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization in China, Minister of Tourism Bisher al- Yaziji called for lifting of unilateral tough economic measures imposed on the Syrian people, pointing out that Syria has not only been subjected to terrorism of armed groups but has also been subjected to terrorism of media that has tried to distort its image of Syria in addition to an economic and tourism terrorism through the imposition of sanctions on banks, aviation, airports and visitors to Syria.

Premier Khamis: Over SYP 76 billion Allocated for Reconstruction of Liberated Areas

DAMASCUS– The People’s Assembly held on Sunday its first session for the fifth ordinary round of the second legislative term, headed by its Deputy Speaker Najdat Anzour.

The session was attended by Prime Minister Imad Khamis and a number of ministers.

According to SANA, at the beginning of the session, Anzour affirmed the necessity of cooperation and joint work between the People’s Assembly and the government to follow up on the conditions of the citizens to reach the desired goals, which is to ensure a decent life for them.

FAO Food Price Index dips 1.3 percent in August

Rome - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories.


The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 percent from July, averaging 176.6 points in August.


The drop was largely driven by a 5.4 percent decline in the FAO Cereal Price Index, reflecting a sharp fall in wheat prices as the outlook for production in the Black Sea region improved.

Syria, Iran sign MoU on electricity cooperation

Tehran – A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in electricity sector was signed between Syria and Iran on Tuesday.

The memo provides for establishing a new power generation station in Lattakia with a total capacity of 450 MW, establishing 5 gas units with a capacity of 125 MW in Banias, in addition to evaluating the damage caused to Aleppo Thermal Station and rehabilitating the 1st and 5th gas units in Aleppo, SANA reported.

It also stipulated for rehabilitating and reactivating the Electrical Supervisory Control Center and Data Acquisition (ESCADA) in Damascus, rehabilitating the 90-MW al-Taim generating plant in Deir Ezzor and improving the performance of Jandar Generating Plant in Homs.

The memo was signed by Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli and Director General of the General Establishment for Electricity Generation Hammoud Ramadan on the Syrian side and Iran’s Deputy Minister of Energy Sattar Mahmoudi and MAPNA Group Chairman and CEO, Aliabadi on the Iranian side.

In the same context, Eng. Ramadan and Aliabadi singed two contracts on importing 5 gas units to Aleppo City with capacity of 125 MW and rehabilitating and improving the capacity of the 34 MW Gas Unit in Banias power station to become 38 MW.

Later, Kharboutli discussed with the Advisor to the First Vice President of Iran, head of the Committee for Development of Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations Saeed Ohadi means to overcome obstacles facing the investment of Iranian companies in Syria during the reconstruction phase

The Syrian Ambassador in Tehran Dr. Adnan Mahmoud attended the signature of the MoU and the two contracts.