Aleppo Railways Produce 7,000 Concrete Columns Annually

The General Company for Railways in Aleppo annually produces seven thousand prefabricated concrete poles for the electrical network. The Company operates factories designated for the construction of railways and the production of girders for the extension of railway networks and switches for changing network lines.
According to the Railways General Manager,  there are several production centers affiliated with the company, especially in Aleppo and Homs.  The products of the rotary shafts factory meet the requirements of electrical companies in Syria, and soon a factory will be equipped to produce concrete beams in Aleppo and install them instead of the wooden ones. 

Republic of Crimea affirms the readiness of its ports to develop trade exchange with Syria

Moscow, (ST) - The permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian presidency, Georgy Muradov, announced that the Crimean ports could become the main southern sea gates for Russia as part of the development of trade and economic relations with Syria.

Muradov told Sputnik that "the Crimean ports are ready to become the main southern sea gates for Russia in developing trade and economic relations with Syria. “These ports are open to the supply of marketable products to and from Syria without fear of any sanctions," he added.

Syria, Crimea to discuss means of joint cooperation

Moscow, (ST) - The President of the Russian Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov affirmed his country's endeavor to develop commercial partnership programs with Syria.

During his meeting in Simferopol, the Syrian economic delegation headed by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Muhammad Samer Al-Khalil said that, "Crimean companies are ready to increase relations with the Syrian side, and we have moved forward together to develop the Crimean Syrian trade partnership, especially the issue of the shipping company."

A new production line to be installed within the Homs Dairy Company plan for the current year

Homs (ST): The investment plan of Homs Dairy Company for the current year included the announcement of a tender to install a new line for the production of processed cheese, with a production capacity of 2000 packages per hour.

Engineer Muhammad Al-Hammad, the company's director, said in a statement to news reporter that the plan also includes the renewal of the company's refrigeration compressors, and measures have been taken to start maintaining the reserve boiler and purchasing a refrigerated truck.

Al-Hammad indicated that the implementation rate of the production plan for the past year amounted to 147 percent, and that the company's sales value of various products for the past year amounted to more than 20 billion and 203 million Syrian pounds.


Sabbagh: Continuing the fruitful cooperation between the People's Assembly and the government/ Arnous: We seek to raise the standard of living for citizens

On January 16th, the People’s Assembly held the first session of its 5thordinary round for the 3rd legislative term, chaired by its Speaker Hammoudeh Sabbagh with the attendance of Prime Minister, Eng. Hussein Arnous and the ministers.

In a speech at the beginning of the session, Sabbagh stressed the need to continue the fruitful cooperation between the People’s Assembly and the government, each within the framework of its competencies and tasks, and to continue exerting more efforts and constructive work in order to achieve the best at all levels according to the directives of President Bashar al-Assad.

Sabbagh pointed out that today’s session is devoted to a general discussion with the Prime Minister and the ministers on the work of the Cabinet, its programs and policies.

Sabbagh expressed hope that the plans set with the aim of achieving the requirements and aspirations of the loyal Syrian Arab people will be implemented.

Engineer Arnous affirmed that the Syrian state has taken upon itself the responsibility of rebuilding the entire national geography that has been restored and seeking to integrate it into the normal economic and social life cycle so that it will be a source of wealth and it will fulfill its national role.

Engineer Arnous pointed out that the second half of the current year will witness an improvement in the field of electrical services through increasing generating capacities and providing more quantities of fuel and gas to so generating more power capacity.

 “We seek to raise the standard of living condition and improve the purchasing power of citizens through improving the economic and service production cycle in the country,” Engineer Arnous said.

On the issue of internal transport, the Prime Minister stated that this year will be better as a contract has been made with Iran to supply 500 buses and through a  grant provided by the friendly Chinese side, which will buy an  estimated at 100 buses, in addition to direct contracting to purchase 100 buses and maintenance and repairing of a number of other buses that were damaged by terrorism. 

Engineer Arnous pointed out that the Economic Committee approved the renewal of the mass transit fleet of the Syrian Company for Transport and Tourism by purchasing dozens of buses that will run on the main transport hubs between the governorates.

Engineer Arnous pointed out that subsidies  constitutes an important component of the economic and social policy of the Syrian state, and under the guidance of President Bashar al-Assad, Syria is committed to subsidies as an economic and social intervention tool aimed at enabling needy families to access resources that help them improve their standard of living

Engineer Arnous clarified that subsidies  mechanisms are not necessarily permanent and valid, especially in light of the negative aspects that accompany the application of some of them, which are clearly manifested in the resources going to those who do not deserve it. 

Engineer Arnous stressed that the government is following up the subsidies  file in a planned and systematic manner aimed at redirecting the subsidies capabilities and resources allocated to it to the target families and the neediest.

 Abdulkareem/ O. al-Mohammad