More than 60 Iranian Companies Take Part in Damascus International Fair

TEHRAN, (ST)-Mohammad Riza Khanzada, Director of the Iranian Pavilion participating in 61st Damascus International Fair, due to be held between August 28th and September 6th, 2019, announced on Thursday that more than 60 Iranian companies are to take part in the fair.

The participating companies specialize in heavy industries, cars, spare parts, building materials, technical, engineering, food and chemical services as well as petrochemicals and household tools,  Khanzada said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that the Syrian government has provided facilitations for all the participating sides, particularly the Iranian companies, expressing hope that Syria will take part in the fairs held in Tehran.

According to Khanzada, the countries which have supported Syria during the crisis should now cooperate with it in the reconstruction era. He added that "holding such a regional and international event under the current circumstances, stresses Syria's determination to achieve complete victory over the unfair economic blockade and to work tirelessly to reconstruct the country and enhance its development.

Syrian Refugees Have Had a positive Impact on the Turkish Economy

The Turkish government of Erdogan has benefited from the Syrian refugees.

"Refugees and migrants are not a burden and problem for Turkey, but a significant human resource in the construction of Turkey’s economy", the report by TRT World states.

 Refugees have brought in capital, increased productivity. They contributed towards higher employment rates, according to a report by the Turkish Institute of Statistics.

Syria's Olives Production Climbs to 830,000 Tons in 2019: Agriculture Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Olives production in Syria this year is expected to climb to 830,000 tons compared to last year production, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Last year, olives production witnessed a notable decrease because of the weather conditions, the diseases that hit the olives trees,  the sabotage acts against olive groves and because terrorists prevented farmers from reaching their lands.

The Director of Plant Production at the ministry, Engineer Abdul-Mo’en Qidmani, told SANA economic bulletin that the ministry is drawing up plans to rehabilitate the olives groves targeted by terrorism over the past years and to ensure good quality seedlings to re-plant these groves and to restore the normal level of production, particularly after the Syrian army brough back security and stability to wide areas in Syria.

65% of industrial establishments are recovered

The official statistics issued by the Ministry of Industry has stated recently that 65% of industrial establishments and factories have come again into action and production.

The number of the factories and establishments operating in all Syrian governorates reached 82 thousand. The Ministry of Industry underlined the necessity of casting light on the production specializations in order to meet requirements and needs of the local market, serve interests of the producer and the consumer and delete the obstacles facing the exportation sector.

It isn’t necessary for each establishment to produce and work as the previous because the local market has witnessed great changes in consumption. It is necessary to cooperate with owners of the factories and establishments to study the situation and prerequisites of the local market and the available procurement potentials.

The Chambers of Industry are concerned and trying to implement a plan different to the pre war one.   

Aleppo Industrialists Determined to Overcome Economic Consequences of Terrorism, Restart Production

ALEPPO, (ST)-The industrial areas of al-Arqoub, al-Kallasah and al-Qaterji are known for being  among the most important and the oldest industrial zones in the Syrian province of Aleppo. They have worked distinctively for decades to contribute to supporting national economy and to build a good reputation in the entire Middle East.

 These industrial areas have been the target of terrorism and vandalism over the years of the terrorist war on Syria. The industrialists suffered heavy losses as their facilities were destroyed or at least severely damaged due to terrorist attacks. However, after the Syrian army liberated these areas, the industrialists returned immediately to inspect the condition of their facilities in order to fix the damage and restart work.