The Cabinet approves creating advanced IT infrastructure for industrial cities

Damascus, SANA – Working on the optimal investment of capital employed in the infrastructure of industrial cities and zones was one of the recommendations of the Cabinet’s session on Sunday.

In its session, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet said that such investment will enable the industrial cities to take their productive and economic role and to continue expansion of their services.

The Cabinet called for the creation of an advanced IT infrastructure to serve the industrial cities and zones, assessing the damage they sustained, and improving the quality of services provided to them.

Local Administration and Environment Minister Hussein Makhlouf briefed the Cabinet on the situation of the industrial cities and the governmental support provided to them, which in 2017 amounted to about SYP 8 billion, noting that these cities have attracted investments valued at SYP 750 billion, 13 percent of them during the last year.

The Cabinet discussed the procedures for receiving the tobacco crop, approved the reactivating of national tourism plan, charged the Information Ministry with developing a training plan for the media sector workforce, and called for activating cooperation with unions and organizations.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh

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