Turkish lira drops to the lowest value since May

Ankara, (ST) - The Turkish lira fell to its lowest value against the dollar since last May.

The Turkish lira declined by 0.7 percent to reach 6.14 against the dollar and lost 3 percent of its value so far since the beginning of this year.

The Turkish lira tumbled about forty percent during the past two years and continued its decline as a result of the high levels of foreign debt of Turkey in light of the reckless economic policies of Turkish regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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Agreements on exporting different Syrian food products signed at Gulfood 2020 in Dubai

DUBAI, (ST)- Tens of agreements and contracts on exporting different Syrian food products to the world markets were signed on the sidelines of the Gulfood 2020 exhibition recently held in Dubai.

The Syrian pavilion in the exhibition witnessed huge turnout of visitors during the five days of the event as the Syrian food companies had exhibited a variety of their best and newest production.

Director General of the Local Production and Exports Support and Development Agency Ibrahim Maidah said in a statement to SANA that the Gulfood this year was a new opportunity to promote and market the Syrian products and to enhance their presence in foreign markets.

Premier Khamis confirms overcoming the difficulties facing development projects in Aleppo

Prime Minister Eng Imad Khamis discussed with members of executive office of the governorate of Aleppo and the governorate council the role played by the local councils in the reconstruction, following up the projects, overcoming difficulties and raising the growth of the province.

Eng Khamis called for activating the role of the administrative units by activating the private investments and providing incentives to businessmen.

Discussions focused on local development, expanding investment base for units, and developing the plans of the local development councils.

Moreover, Eng. Khamis and the electric power sector employees tackled a new plan for the electrical system in Aleppo.

The PM underscored the need to increase the electric power after repairing the Zirba-Aleppo power line, stressing the need for repairing the transformers and electrical networks.

Finally, with attendance of the Ministers of Health, the Interior and the Secretary General of the cabinet, Eng. Khamis concluded his tour to Aleppo governorate by visiting the wounded soldiers in the military hospital thanking them for the sacrifices that they made to liberate Syria from terrorism and restoring security and stability to our country.



Livestock wealth regains its active role in Eastern Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta has regained its active role as a main source of animal and plant food products after completing the rehabilitation of infrastructures destroyed by terrorism.      

In a statement to the SANA, Head of Agriculture Directorate in Damascus countryside , Eng. Irfan Ziada said that the directorate worked in cooperation with other public institutions agencies on meeting the requirements  of livestock wealth and care sector by reactivating agriculture in many areas and ensuring vaccines and medicines . He indicated the total number of herd of livestock is currently 47648 heads of sheep, cows and goats.

Ziada added that the directorate of agriculture succeeded in activating the agriculture Department in the Eastern Ghouta and the veterinary center in the countryside areas in Damascus.


Ministry of Internal Trade, WFP discuss boosting cooperation

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Dr. Atef  Al-Naddaf  has discussed with a delegation from the United Nations  World Food Program ( WFP) , led  by Corinne  Fleischer, Representative and Country  Director of  WFP in Syria , means of enhancing cooperation relations between Syria and WFP.

During a meeting on Wednesday, the two sides discussed currently implemented projects as well as future projects that could be implemented in Syria in the light of the economic challenges Syria is facing due to the economic blockade and the unilateral coercive measures  imposed by the West on the Syrian people.