April 27, 2018


I was a bit curious to know about this nation of Syria which has been such a controversial topic in the news and in the journalistic forefront. All I could picture was war torn villages and desertscape, something that was pictured in the wilderness of Arabia where dust storms swarmed over neighboring tents. Estimated exports were $1.786 Billion in 2017. Another statistic shows that 82.5% live below the poverty line. In 2007 it was 35%. I wonder where all the money goes if they are able to build infrastructure and export almost 2 Billion? 



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The Directorate of Economy of Tartous approved 200 licenses and import approvals during the first quarter of this year for the public and private sectors with a total value of 346 million euros, equivalent to 183 billion pounds. 
Firas Al Abbas, who is in charge of running the work in the Directorate, said that the most important materials that the traders and the public sector have requested to import are raw materials for the chemical, food and other industries, and the agricultural sector's requirements for fertilizers, pesticides, human and veterinary medicines and feed materials from corn, barley, Coils and Sheets and Industrial Iron. 
During the same period, the Directorate approved 655 certificates of origin for export, 550 of which were issued by the Tartus Chamber of Agriculture and 105 certificates issued by the Chamber of Commerce. The main items to be exported were vegetables, fruits, clothing, olives, olive oil, lentils, agricultural seedlings, limestone and some handicrafts



Economy»: Syrian products to the Russian market through the Crimean Gate 2018-04-26

October showed an official at the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade , the source of optimism results of the Yalta International Forum IV, which was Syria a large share of its activities, especially that the participants were eager to find out what holds the Syrian delegation, in his bags prepared for presentation to participation in this Economic Forum delegations Important.The source pointed out that the Syrian delegation focused on the two aspects of trade and investment, after presenting the current economic reality, where the focus was on the most important incentives in Syria for friendly countries, both in terms of the legislative structure, facilities and governmental procedures provided in this regard, in addition to the most important investment offers that the Russian investor can go As well as the settlement of certain projects whose products constitute alternatives to Syrian imports from the outside world, with the presentation of an initial feasibility study for projects considered necessary for the Syrian economy or the market. Syria, through meaningful economic projects for the investor.In regard to commercial affairs, the source at the Ministry of Economy stressed the need to discuss several issues in this regard by providing commercial exchange facilities and finding solutions for the entry of Syrian products into the Russian market, including the creation of a gate or road through the Crimean Republic to Russian markets. Time and time, thus reducing costs as much as possible, reflected on Syrian exports and their accessibility to the Russian market, in addition to talk about customs duties and indicative prices.On the possibility of achieving these issues in the near future, especially that Syria is on the stage of reconstruction, in a manner that also contributes to the promotion of trade Syrian-Russian joint, confirmed the possibility of achieving this within a short time, especially that officials in the Crimea promised to study these proposals and respond to them soon, and Its approval and implementation will play an important role in translating what the parties are planning to promote and consolidate economic relations.


Damascus is preparing to open the international highway in Harasta and the cost exceeds 900 million Allam the slave 2018-04-26


The Syrian Arab Army announced victory over the extremist terrorist groups in the Eastern Ghouta until the General Establishment for Road Transport began to rehabilitate and maintain the international road at the entrance to the northern city of Damascus - the Harasta highway in preparation for putting it in service in front of the general traffic. Northern, coastal and central regions. 
The road was closed after extremist terrorist groups took control of the Harasta area and remained closed for more than three years to protect the lives of many civilians, many of whom were snipers by armed terrorist groups. Armed terrorist organizations also blew up the bulk of the road with improvised explosive devices And highly explosive mines.
According to a well-informed source, armed terrorist groups have taken control of the area in the Harasta neighborhoods, Armed terrorist groups. 
The sources of eligibility for the entrance of the northern city of Damascus from Harasta, the most dangerous to the lives of its users to the presence of extremists and terrorist groups on its sides, making it a typical kidnapping area is not returned to the nets often home, where armed terrorist groups were patrolling irregular barriers in the part of Controlled by the road, which extends within the city of Harasta.
Engineer Lucinda Dahdouh, Assistant Director-General of the Public Authority for Road Transport, pointed out that before the start of the rehabilitation and maintenance of the international road, the General Construction Companies were instructed to remove the earthmounds and debris and to repair all infringements and violations resulting from the work of the terrorist groups in this area. Paving and asphalt road with high quality specifications from Harasta length of 4 km from the panorama to the bridge suburb as a first stage has reached the completion rate of more than 50%.
Dahdouh said in a statement to «Tishreen» there is a second phase of the project for the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Harasta Autobaht starting from the bridge to the suburb and to the bridge of Baghdad, a length of 13 km and will be started after securing the road and bridges and spending in full and revealed by the Syrian Arab Army, and pointed out that the cost Rehabilitation and maintenance of the road in its first phase and the establishment of security barriers and traffic signals of 800 million lira and the reconstruction of lighting poles cost 110 million lira. 
The Assistant General Director said that the General Organization for Road Transport in coordination with the reconstruction committee in the Ministry of Local Administration and Environment to allocate the institution with the necessary accreditation to rehabilitate the whole axis in its first and second stages.
She explained that the Foundation has built many ways for the purpose of re-life for the new international highway, which is one of the largest strategic roads to Damascus and the most important, and forms one of its main economic arteries. Stressing that there is no specific time to put the road in service, and that the workshops working on rehabilitation work full capacity, and can not be opened until after the completion of these workshops. 
According to a member of the provincial council of Damascus - Ramez Bahboh that the resumption of traffic on the road to Harasta thanks to the victories of the Syrian Arab army will bring significant economic benefits to Damascus and its countryside in general and the people of the region in particular. 
He stressed that «many of these people will resume their work in the shipment of goods and trade, which they lost because of terrorism», saying that «life will return to many cities that pass the road by their side».
This was agreed by economist Ibrahim al-Zubaidia from Nabek, who predicted "very important results" for Tishreen. 
He said that "the movement on the road to Harasta International was not stopped before the control of terrorist groups on him, and the executor of the country profits and contributes to meet the needs of the country of goods and many goods." 
The rehabilitation of this road will provide good financial returns, which will help Harasta to rebuild its infrastructure. 
He concluded by saying that the road "will provide the people of the region with many job opportunities and thus reduce the problem of rampant unemployment" as well as its role in promoting internal trade and development. 
Journey to Hell ...
This is how truck drivers describe the road between Damascus and other provinces months after the terrorist groups seized control of the Harasta area. Compared to previous years, the road to the northern northern entrance to Damascus has been almost halted due to the continuation of military operations by remnants of terrorist groups. And this is what prompted the concerned parties to secure the alternative, where cars and trucks throughout the closure of Harasta road using the road in the countryside of Damascus, which the Ministry of Transport worked to improve and beautify as much as possible.
The journey of death as it was called by owners is a journey through the unknown in the areas controlled by terrorist groups in the north of the capital Damascus In recent years, the drivers were racing to transport vegetables and fruits to Damascus «Sham» and trucks were entering and exit hundreds of daily and stop the owners only to rest or unload the load When the terrorist groups took control of it, it was no longer the same as the previous one, and the flight, which was soft, became like a jump in the heart of death as described by truck drivers. 
Truck driver Ahmed Sayadi says, "We were facing the dangers of the road and the dangers of" terrorism ", who are asking for a lot of money to pass. The road was safe from the start of the sniper operations. We are afraid of ourselves and our children.
"I want to go back to my job on the Harasta-Damascus road after my forced break-up in the wake of Harasta being caught in the trap of terrorism," says Assem, a taxi driver on the road. "The road was insecure, exploited by the takfiris to catch both civilians and military personnel," he said. 
Assem said that many motorists were forced to leave their homes after terrorist groups cut off the road and forced passengers to get out of the car with the intention of abducting or killing them. 
Abu Alaa says he is forced to shop in Homs or Hama instead of Damascus, where Hamidiya market supplies Syria with the goods it needs at affordable prices.


Water heating at Assad University Hospital in Damascus by the sun​
Ghaida Hassan  2018-04-26  


The solar water heating project was inaugurated yesterday at the Assad University Hospital in Damascus. The project aims to provide hot water for the residential complex in the hospital, based on a technical and economic study carried out by a joint team from the National Energy Research Center and Al Assad University Hospital. 
The Minister of Electricity stressed that the interest in renewable energies comes within the direction of the government. The project was completed in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education on an area of ​​500 square meters and at a cost of about 52 million liras and will provide 42 thousand liters of diesel and about 252 thousand kilowatt hours, . 
The Minister of Higher Education pointed out that cooperation with the Ministry of Electricity in this field will continue to prepare other projects not only in the university hospitals, but will also expand to the university buildings.
Dr. Jaber Ibrahim, Director of Al Assad University Hospital, said that the project will save about 70% and was implemented within three months. Currently, there is a study to complete the project to include all the hospital buildings and to provide hot water for 

























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