The Cabinet takes new measures in the sectors of agriculture, industry and foreign trade to support economic development and establish self-reliance

 The Cabinet has approved new measures in the sectors of agriculture, industry, foreign trade and at the social level with the aim of continuing to support economic development, boost self-reliance and stimulate the import of basic materials not produced locally.

The Cabinet’s measures come in light of economic and social changes locally and internationally as a result of addressing the Corona epidemic and within the state's plan to overcome the impact of the economic unilateral measures imposed by Western countries on Syria.

SYP 32 Million- Donations Via Bank Account to National Campaign for Emergency Social Response

“Donations to the National Campaign for the Emergency Social Response, launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, have amounted so far to 32 million Syrian pounds, through the bank account opened by the ministry, in coordination with the Ministry of Finance, to receive donations from individual, popular & local activities and economic entities, from inside or outside Syria as a fundraiser to the campaign,” Director of International Planning and Cooperation at the Ministry, Mahmoud al-Kawa stated.

Hamdan: Legislative decree No. 10 reflects the state’s strategy to support national industry

Damascus (ST): The Minister of Finance Dr. Mamoun Hamdan said that the legislative decree No. 10 for the year 2020 comes in implementation of the state’s strategy to support national industry through exempting imported raw materials from customs fees and from all other taxes and fees.

In a telephone call with the Syrian TV, Hamdan said that the legislative decree grants many exemptions on all materials required for industrial production.

Interrupted for More than 8 Years -Beekeeping is Recovering in Deir Ezzor Province

  After an interruption that lasted for more than eight years, beekeeping and honey production in Deir Ezzor province have began gradually to recover from the impacts of terrorist vandalism and sabotage.

Beekeeping, on the banks of the Euphrates River, has returned today through several projects in the province, including a project, set up by beekeeper Sarhan al-Alawi. He started his project months ago on his farm in the newly liberated al-Huwaiqa neighborhood. In the city of Deir Al-Zour, the location of his farm is in the middle area between the two Euphrates River’s branches.

Al-Alawi said that beekeeping is one of the professions that Deir Ezzor province is famous for, given the availability of appropriate pastures and an ideal Euphrates environment, along with the richness of the area with various kinds of flowers and trees, such as almond trees and citrus fruits, including lemons, eucalyptus, thorny bushes, carob & palm trees.

Central bank of Syria allows the Syrians abroad to pay for their return ticket in Syrian Pounds

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Central Bank of Syria (CBS) has decided to allow the Syrians who are coming from abroad to Syria on board of the Syrian Airlines and holding the SOTO ticket (Sold Outside) to pay the value of their ticket in Syrian pounds.

The value of the ticket is paid in Syrian Pounds according to the official exchange rate, the CBS stressed.

The CBS’s new decision comes within the framework of the government’s measures to confront the negative impacts of coronavirus pandemic and to facilitate the return of the Syrians stranded abroad because of coronavirus crisis.