DAMASCUS, (SANA)- Prime Minister Riyad Hijab highlighted the government and the civil society organizations' responsibility to urgently provide aid to the citizens affected and displaced due to the acts of the armed terrorist groups in all the needed areas.
Hijab was speaking during a meeting on Sunday of the implementation committee and Ahl al-Sham Initiative committee at the Local Administration Ministry's building.
The meeting, attended by a number of ministers, governors and heads of civil organizations, was held to discuss the measures taken towards implementing the plans for the reconstruction of the areas cleared of the armed groups and rehabilitation of infrastructure and service facilities to ensure the return of displaced citizens and providing aid to them.
The Prime Minister said that the responsibility on the long term requires providing a database to quantify the damage caused to the private buildings and properties to offer compensations properly.
He stressed the importance of speeding up the work of restoration and rehabilitation committees and workshops in the areas where security acts were finished, placing focus on electricity, sanitary, water and telephone services.
Hijab called on the governors to continue coordination with bodies concerned to secure access of the main food and oil materials to the needed cities, neighborhoods and areas.
The Premier agreed, upon the proposals and required needs, on starting granting prepayments to the citizens in compensation for the damage caused to their houses and providing financial aid to the civil and charity organizations to boost their contribution in this regard.
Hijab: Developing Agricultural Scientific Research and Resuming Loans to Empower Women in Rural Areas
In another context, Premier Hijab chaired a meeting to discuss the agricultural situation at which he stressed that the full attention given by the government to ensure the requirements of the agricultural sector being the skeleton of the national economy.
Hijab called for studying the appropriate mechanism to establish a commission to be charged with developing animal resources, activating agricultural product exchange agreements and boosting the process of marketing and exporting agricultural and animal products to foreign markets.
Agreement during the meeting was made on working to develop scientific research according to a timetable to help increase productivity, which would reflect positively on improving the living condition of producers and supporting agricultural production.
The Prime Minister also agreed on resuming granting of loans for developing and empowering women in rural areas and supporting poultry sector according to a memo to be prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform.
He focused on work to increase the state's contribution to the drought fund so as to improve its services and help to the producers.