The craft sector in Homs is witnessing gradual recovery... 70 facilities have been licensed and implemented since the beginning of the year

Homs, (ST) - With a capital of about SYP 23 billion , 115 industrial and craft facilities have been licensed and implemented in the Homs Industry Directorate since the beginning of this year until now. These facilities ensure about 1150 job opportunities.

Engineer Bassam Al-Saeed, director of Homs industry, explained to SANA that the industrial and craft sector is witnessing a growing movement towards restoring the progress of the  production process, which contributes to securing a large part of the governorate’s needs of goods and services, as well as providing job opportunities.`

He indicated that the licensed and executed facilities and crafts for the mentioned period included 45 industrial projects and 70 craft projects, of which 13 industrial establishments entered the production stage including eight food facilities, one engineering and four chemical establishments.

After a break for years due to terrorism, the farmers of the Western Al-Bayarat in Palmyra harvest the wheat of their lands

After a hiatus of about seven years due to the terrorist attacks, farmers in the Western Al-Bayarat area in Palmyra countryside have returned to harvest the wheat crop on their lands.

The Head of the Palmyra Agriculture Department, Ahmed Youssef, said that the Western Al-Bayarat area planted with wheat amounted to 26,000 dunams, of which about 5,000 dunums have been harvested so far.

The Chairman of the Palmyra Agricultural Association, Ahmed Nagim, said that the necessary facilities were provided to farmers by securing fuel for harvesters and trucks for transporting wheat to the governorate center.

Syrian Company for Electronic Payments completes first phase of electronic payment system

The Executive Director of the Syrian Company for Electronic Payments, Dr. Ayman Mallouk, announced that the company has completed the first phase of establishing the necessary infrastructure for electronic payment services, stressing that the future is still promising towards more electronic payment services.

The Syrian Company for Electronic Payments was created under Law No. 13 of 2012. It launched its system services in April  2020 as a first stage for the electronic payment service for fixed phone and electricity bills in Damascus and its countryside, and the fees for services of the transport directorates in the governorates through the banking channels of the BEMO and Al Baraka banks. Two public banks, namely Syrian Commercial and  Real Estate Banks,  and private banks, including Syria International Islamic Bank and Sham Bank will join later to the banking channels offering the e-payment services.

Investors and industrialists from Homs: Law 18 secures an investment environment for sustainable development projects

The new Investment Law No.18 for the year 2021, which was issued recently, aims at finding a competitive investment environment to attract capitals, benefit from expertise, expand the base of production, increase job opportunities, and raise the rates of economic growth in a way that positively affects the increase of national income to reach a sustainable development.

According to a number of investors and industrialists in Homs, the new Investment Law No. 18 of 2021 provides an investment environment for sustainable development projects in Syria and a factor that attracts foreign investment, in addition to activating local investment. It contributes to the establishment of successful projects with lower financial and operational costs, and thus lower prices of materials produced for the benefit of consumers.

A variety of goods presented by one hundred companies at the (Made in Syria) festival in Jableh

Latakia (ST): With the participation of about a hundred national industrial companies from several governorates, the activities of the monthly shopping festival “Made in Syria” in its 117th session, organized by the Damascus and its Countryside Chamber of Industry, were launched in the city of Jableh in Lattakia.

Samer Al-Debs, head of the Damascus and its Countryside Chamber of Industry, told news reporter that the festival aims to achieve positive intervention in the markets by presenting a variety of goods to the consumer directly, with high quality and low prices through discounts and offers offered by the participating companies, with valuable prizes for visitors and support for the families of the martyrs through offering free vouchers, indicating that the festival also includes artistic concerts.

In turn, Talal Qala'ji, head of the festival's organizing committee, explained that it opens its doors to visitors every day from nine in the morning until nine in the evening and offers a variety of products at low cost, indicating that the festival meets the needs of citizens for the diversity of goods offered and the companies participating in it.