Ministry of Transport: Damascus-Aleppo International Highway officially opened to traffic

The Ministry of Transport announced  on Saturday  that the Damascus-Aleppo International highway was officially opened to traffic.

 Minister of Transport Eng. Ali Hammoud said in a statement to journalists  in Aleppo that Damascus-Aleppo international highway  was formally opened to traffic, indicating that the rehabilitation process  began at the railway from Homs to Hama and then to Aleppo and it will be completed within the next few months..

 Director General of Road Transport, Eng.  Yasser Haidar, underlined in a  statement to  SANA that after the Syrian Arab Army had liberated the remaining part of the Damascus-Aleppo international highway  "from Khan Sheikhoun to the city of Aleppo", the staff of the General Establishment for Road Transport  inspected the road and assessed the damage caused to it by the terrorists in order to perform urgent  maintenance and open it to traffic.

  Damascus-Aleppo International highway, according to Eng. Haider, constitutes a vital economic artery that links Aleppo with other Syrian  provinces  as it is a fast road which allows the flow of goods, transit trade and the transportation of passengers among major cities. It also and reduces traffic congestion and accidents, he said.

Earlier, transport companies began gradually running  their journeys from Damascus, Homs and Hama to Aleppo via the international highway after the Syrian Arab Army had announced that the highway was safe and the areas surrounding it were liberated and after barricades, left by terrorists, were removed to facilitate the movement of travelers.

Rawaa Ghanam