Syria, Lebanon to discuss means of developing marketing agricultural products and forestry plants

Damascus, (ST) -  The Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Eng. Muhammad Hassan Qatna, discussed on Wednesday with the Lebanese Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Abbas Hajj Hassan, means of developing marketing agricultural products to the markets of the two countries.

They also discussed  means of exchanging experiences and enhancing cooperation in accordance with the agreements signed between them.

Restoration of the public park in Salamiyah, using environment debris

The Friends of Salamiyah Association and the Aga Khan Foundation have implemented works and initiatives to renovate the public park in the city of Salamiyah in the eastern countryside of Hama by making use of the recycling of the environment debris and car tires.

Over 500,000 hectares of Wheat, Barley Cultivated in Hasakeh

The areas planted with wheat and barley, both irrigated and rainfed, have amounted to more than 500,000 hectares in Hasakeh Governorate.

An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck western Cyprus at 3:07 am

The National Seismological Center stated on its Facebook page said that the earthquake occurred on the (Cypriot Arc) at a depth of 51 km and reached Damascus at 5.6 degrees on the Richter scale, according to the recordings of the stations of the National Monitoring Network, pointing out that there was no other warning information.

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Reforestation campaign carried out in fire-affected areas in Ballouran town in Lattakia

A reforestation campaign was carried out on Friday in Ballouran town in the northern countryside of Lattakia by 40 volunteers representing "Dou' Souria" (Syria's Light) team in cooperation with the Directorate of Agriculture and Agrarian reform in the province.

Leader of the voluntary team Aktham Ismael told SANA that the campaign aims at recovering the vegetation cover following the fires that hit the province during the past years and affected wide areas including the mountains and the forests. He added that the event also aims at encouraging the youths to take part in rebuilding their homeland and at consolidating their ability to revive hope despite all difficulties.