Ministry of Transport achieves 891 billion SP proceeds in four years

Damascus (ST): The Ministry of Transport and the establishments affiliated to it have achieved a revenue of about 891 billion Syrian pounds during the past four years (from the beginning of 2016 until September 2019).

In a statement released today, the ministry said that the main bulk of the direct proceeds came from maritime transport 153 billion SP, followed by air navigation by about 139 billion SP and then land transport 130 billion SP, while the railway transport  achieved about 8 billions.


The statement added that the indirect proceeds of the Ministry have risen to 462 billion SP, noting that  it was working on vital projects that will improve transport network in the country.

The statement added that the projects include rehabilitating the railway line links Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Damascus at a cost of 2.7 billion SP and rehabilitating the runway of al-Bassel International Airport at a cost of 4.5 billion SP.

The Ministry also presented proposals to enhance the infrastructure of railway transport and carry out new projects to achieve railway linking with neighboring states, especially Iraq within the framework of the Belt project and the Silk Road to ensure transit at Syrian ports to Iraq, Iran, the Southeast Asian states and China.

The Ministry is also working to increase the number of planes in  the air navigation  fleet and expand the infrastructure projects of land transport.