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Jun 10 2020

New measures to confront smuggling adopted during the Cabinet meeting

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- The Cabinet has approved new measures to combat smuggling in cooperation with the ministries of Finance, Interior, Economy, Foreign Trade, Industry, Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, and the General Directorate of the Customs. The step comes as a continuation and confirmation of previous steps taken in this field. The measures in the first period include tightening the cross borders and the border areas to prevent smuggled materials from entering the country, while the second step stipulates tightening smuggling along the international highways and the entrances of the main cities. During the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister, …

Jun 4 2020

Set of measures approved for ensuring continuity of pharmaceutical industry

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- A set of measures were approved to ensuring continuity of the country’s pharmaceutical industry. During a meeting held on Thursday at the Cabinet building, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis and the presence of the Ministers of Health, and Economy and Foreign Trade, it was approved to finance imported for raw materials necessary for pharmaceutical industry at a preferential price of 700 SYP per USD aimed at ensuring all the local market’s needs of medicines. The measures also included supplying the public hospitals and the health centers with medicines. Shaza FORUM

May 31 2020

Cabinet raises price for purchasing wheat from farmers at SYP 400 per kg

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Cabinet raised the purchase price of wheat from farmers for the current season from SYP 225 to SYP 400 per kg in the framework of the state’ plan to support the agriculture sector, requesting all concerned ministries to provide facilitations to receive the wheat. During its weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the cabinet decided to resume work in all public sector bodies as of June 1st from 8 am to 3:30 pm with sticking to health and preventive conditions, stressing on the citizens’ commitment with these conditions to prevent coronavirus infection. The cabinet …

May 3 2020

Cabinet: Restoring economic and development activities in provinces

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Cabinet began a review plan for economic, development and service projects which had been approved during the government visits in provinces aimed at resuming economic and development activities in all provinces. During its weekly session on Sunday chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the cabinet decided to restore public and private economic and development activities in all provinces, and complete government projects with  of  a 90 % implementation rate and priority projects which have already been initiated to put them into implementation as soon as possible. The cabinet was also briefed on the Health Ministry’s plan …

Apr 26 2020

Cabinet: Students of non-certificate school grades to pass automatically to next grade

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet decided that all students of non-certificate grades will pass automatically to the next grade, tasking the Education Ministry to prepare a plan to help students make up for the lessons they missed next years. During a weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet tasked the Education and Health Ministries with coordinating to set a suitable date for basic education and high school certificates exams, and taking all the necessary steps to ensure the safety of students. The Cabinet also extended the suspension of attendance at universities and institutes till after …

Mar 22 2020

Cabinet suspends public transportation as part of efforts to protect against Coronavirus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet called on all citizens to follow the Health Ministry’s guidelines for protection against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in terms of avoiding gatherings, using sanitizers, paying attention to personal hygiene, and sterilizing equipment and locations, reaffirming that no verified cases of the virus have been registered in Syria to this date. During its weekly session on Sunday chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, and to enhance the procedures of voluntary self-isolation to avoid resorting to mandatory isolation, the Cabinet suspended all forms of mass public and private transportation within provinces as of 8 PM on Monday …

Mar 15 2020

Cabinet approves executive plan for confronting Coronavirus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet on Sunday approved an executive plan for each ministry for confronting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and formed a follow-up team to ensure optimal implementation of resolutions. During its weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet tasked the Industry Ministry with instructing private sector factories that produce cleaning and sanitization products to work at maximum capacity with no less than three shifts to ensure their availability. The Ministries were instructed to implement the decision to reduce working hours and to provide the necessary cleaning and sanitization products at work places. The Cabinet …

Mar 8 2020

Cabinet follows up on preventative measures against Coronavirus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – As part of the preventative measures against Coronavirus, The Cabinet decided to suspend traveling to and from Iraq and Jordan for one month, and for two months for the states in which a state of epidemic is declared, in addition to and implementing preemptive quarantine procedures for 14 days for the arrivals from these countries. During its weekly session headed by Premier Imad Khamis on Sunday, the Cabinet commissioned the Information and Health Ministries to formulate a comprehensive media plan for raising awareness about protection against this virus, in addition to commissioning the Education and …

Mar 1 2020

Cabinet issues preemptive measures for protection against Coronavirus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet discussed on Sunday the preemptive and preventative procedures of the Health Ministry regarding the Coronavirus. During its weekly session headed by the Premier Imad Khamis, the Cabinet approved preemptive measures for protection against Coronavirus that include suspending temporarily the entry of tourist groups from the states that registered Coronavirus cases, in addition to maintaining the effective applying of the Health Ministry’s procedures to verify the health conditions of arrivals at all border crossing points. The Cabinet instructed the Ministry of Health to provide the Ministries of Information, Religious Endowments, Education, and Higher Education …

Feb 22 2020

Cabinet approves comprehensive plan for development in various sectors in Aleppo

Related Articles Aleppo, SANA – The Cabinet held its weekly session on Saturday chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Aleppo, during which it approved an integrated economic, services, and construction plan for Aleppo province, allocating SYP 145 billion for it. The economic development plan in the field of agriculture included expanding poultry and cattle farms projects and relaunching the ICARDA project with a budget of SYP 10 million, while in the industry sector the Cabinet approved a plan for rehabilitating the tractors, batteries, yeast, and dairy factories along with the iron smelting furnaces at a cost of SYP 8 …

Feb 16 2020

Cabinet discusses efforts to put Damascus-Aleppo international highway in service

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- The cabinet discussed on Sunday the mechanism for the distribution of cooking gas cylinders via the services card and the necessary measures to ensure that gas is provided to all the citizens in the optimal way. The Cabinet, during its weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, instructed the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources to increase the cooking gas production capacity in light of the arrival of new supplies. The Cabinet also requested the Ministry to speed up the pace of rehabilitating facilities and refineries which were damaged due to terrorist attacks. The cabinet …

Feb 9 2020

Cabinet approves a plan for restoring services to areas liberated from terrorism

Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet approved a plan to restore services gradually to areas which had been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from terrorism in Aleppo and Idleb provinces, and secure the return of locals to them. During its weekly session on Sunday chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet requested the ministries concerned to start removing debris, opening roads, assessing the damage caused to the two provinces, and restoring main services according to priorities and possibilities in each area. The Cabinet also approved the executive program for Health Ministry’s plan which focuses on maintaining state support for …