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Inflation of Prices in the Markets of Damascus:

Damascus and other Syrian cities have witnessed inflation of prices of foodstuff, garments and other imported goods and stuff because of the dramatic changes of the US dollar.

Syria Times’ reporters took a tour in the Damascene markets and reported traders, sellers and ordinary people’s reactions and comments.

[Fadi and Ahmed spend their day arguing and dealing with buyers in Nahir Eisha Market southern Damascus]

Analyst to ST: Syria's economic situation is now under control

There is no need to worry about the Syrian economic situation, political analyst Dr. Ahmad Derzi told Syria Times e-newspaper. 
He affirmed that the Syrian state has controlled the internal situation economically, politically and militarly. 

Prime Minister launches the National Strategy for Agricultural Development in Syria

Within the framework of achieving "self-reliance" to support  the national economy through  active partnership with farmers and agricultural producers, Prime Minister Eng. Imad Khamis has  launched the national  Strategy    for agricultural development in Syria with an initial cost of SYP 5 billion for  the first year , starting in al-Ghab area in Hama..

The strategy  depends  on  taking  advantage of  arable land in agricultural production of crops and livestock   through the public and private sectors within specific agricultural  programs. Focus  should be given to   household agriculture , rural women project, and household production of poultry and fish  as their productive, social and developmental feasibility  is no less important than the large productive facilities.

The World Bank: Covid 19 will double the number of poor Palestinian families

The World Bank announced that the number of poor Palestinian families may double this year in the occupied Palestinian territories due to Covid 19 epidemic that negatively affected economic activity and increased pressure on the Palestinian government to increase health measures.

In a study published today by the AP agency, the World Bank said that even before the outbreak of Covid 19 epidemic, about a quarter of the Palestinians lived below the poverty line, 53% of them in the Gaza Strip and 14 % in the West Bank, pointing out that preliminary estimates indicate that the number of poor families will rise to 30% in the West Bank and 64% in the  Gaza strip.

Government taking all preparations to market the country's wheat crop

 The Syrian government has taken all measures necessary to market the country's wheat crop for this season and has been keen on eliminating all the obstacles that hamper this process.

 The government has allocated 450 billion Syrian pounds for buying the wheat from farmers in all Syrian provinces at an acceptable price.

In Homs, the areas planted with wheat and barley has reached 76,000 hectares this year, according to head of Homs Agriculture Directorate Nazih al-Rifa'i.

He said that the general status of the crop is good and that the harvesting process is to start soon.

It is to be noted that the Syrian wheat crop in the Syrian province of Hasaka is being exposed to looting and burning by US and Turkish occupation forces under the complete silence of the international community. The aim is to starve the Syrian people, deprive them from their resources and put more pressure on the Syrian government.