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The Ministry of Tourism keen on reactivating tourism sector, facilitating investors' work

The Ministry of Tourism is working during the coming period to eliminate obstacles hindering tourism development, provide facilitations, incentives and loans to investors and solve all legal and administrative problems with the aim of rehabilitating the tourism facilities that stopped because of the repercussions of the war on Syria.

In a statement to SANA, Deputy Minister of Tourism for Projects, Planning and Tourism Investment Gheyath al-Farah stressed the importance of reactivating the tourism sector which has been massively affected by the war, noting the gradual recovery of this sector.

 He added that the ministry has drawn up several plans to tackle the situation of the private sector's licensed projects and provide financial support for investors, revealing a plan to activate tourist loans that aim at completing the implementation of the stalled projects.

A tour for tourist guides organized in Palmyra to enhance their culture and experience

Palmyra (ST): Participants in the tourist guide courses held by the Ministry of Tourism in  Al-Sweida governorate made a scientific tour in the historic city of Palmyra, during which they were briefed on its most prominent archaeological features, as part of the revitalization of the tourist movement in the city. 

Head of the Tourist Guides Division at the Federation of Chambers of Tourism Mahmoud Arna’out said in a statement  that introducing the tour on the tourist and archaeological sites would contribute to enhance the culture and experience of the guides of these sites in order to show the civilized image of Syria.

Trainee Kinda Al-Saleem and holder of a license in tourism, indicated the importance of developing the expertise and information of tourist guides to promote Syria's beautiful sites in a correct manner, especially since our country is rich in its heritage and culture. 

Trainee Ahmed Okasha, with a license in antiquities and museums, referred to the greatness of Palmyra city and its richness in antiquities.

Zarzar Lake tourist site to be put up for tourism investment next year

 Zarzar Lake tourist site in Damascus countryside is to be put up for tourism investment next year, after rehabilitation works, which have been launched by the Syrian Company for Transportation and Tourism in this site, are completed.

Eng. Fayez Mansour, the Company’s Director General told SANA that the aim of the investment project is to reactivate domestic and popular tourism and add new areas to the country’s tourism map.

He added that the company obtained the approval of the Higher Council for Tourism to rehabilitate the lake site, to establish summer and winter restaurants and popular cafes and to provide several services with the aim of making the lake site a tourist attraction to all categories of society and encouraging investors to carry out projects in this area.

Zarzar Lake is located in Al-Rawda area in Al-Zabadani town, which is the most important attractive site for tourism investment. It is about 50 km away from Damascus.

Muqlus, amazing vivid nature that revives Al-Nadara Valley

Muqlus is situated like a glowing green jewel at the foot of Al Helou Mountain attracting visitors all over the world for its unique beautiful nature and distinctive climate. It is located about 40 km to the west of the city of Homs, at the top of the Wadi Al-Nadara Mountains about 800 m above the sea level.

Bnamra ... a green jewel embraced by the mountains

Tartous, (ST)-The quiet village of Bnamra is embraced by  mountains of ancient oak trees, in the midst of a charming nature as freshwater springs burst from its tops which makes the village look like an emerald.

According to the village mayor, Muhammad Ahmad Shaheen, Bnamra is within the municipality of  Sheikh Badr in Tartous. It spreads over an area of about two thousand dunums. The village was named so due to its many springs and products, which means the pantry, (the house of supplies). The people of the village cultivate olives, tobacco and citrus fruits.

The village is characterized by its picturesque nature, with its fresh air and pleasant summer breezes. Despite the difficulty of reaching it, the tourists continuously visit the  village and spend hours of their time enjoying its attractive beauty and relaxing in its calm nature.

In the summer, the parks of the village, which lie on the banks of the river connecting Bnamra and Al-Sourani, are full of visitors coming to taste the popular  dishes  that the region is famous for, and enjoy the beauty of unspoiled nature.

Amal Farhat