Damascus, SANA – Finance Minister Ma’moun Hamdan discussed on Sunday with a delegation of Syrian industrials residing in Egypt the possibilities of reactivating their industrial activities in Syria and the facilitations provided by the Syrian government in this field.
The Minister affirmed that the Syrian government supports the return of industrialists to Syria and has been working on creating the appropriate climate to restart their work, stressing that the only way to stabilize the economy and restore its force is through re-operating the production wheel.
He said that the government is working to support projects that will develop industry, adding that the government seeks to work on facilitating the importation of all primary industrial supplies, decreasing customs duties of for some of the necessary production materials and exempting imported industrial machines from fees until restoring stability to the industrial sector.
For his part, Khaldoun al-Muwaqe’, head of the Syrian businessmen gathering in Egypt, revealed that a delegation of Egyptian businessmen will visit Syria soon to discuss many issues, particularly those related to reconstruction and industrial production, noting that the Egyptians are ready to give important exceptions to Syrian products.
For their part, members of the delegation affirmed that most of Syrian industrialists operating in Egypt are ready to return to their homeland and solve the problems related to loaning from government banks and settling their tax situation.
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