Damascus, SANA – The Cabinet continued in its weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Tuesday discussing the state of petroleum products and the mechanisms implemented recently to procure them in sufficient amounts, with emphasis on preparing a study to balance the amount of petroleum imported by the government and the amount imported by chambers of industry and commerce for economic production purposes.
Due to the gradual improvement in the importation of petroleum products, the Cabinet adjusted the rate of reducing fuel consumption in private establishments by 25%, taking into account the exceptions specified preciously.
As part of the government’s plan to support citrus and apple farmers, the Cabinet approved a loan of SYP 500 million to the Syrian Establishment for Trade to support the procurement and marketing of those crops.
The Cabinet also approved a bill for the new State Council law that addresses issues that surfaced during the application of the previous law, with the new law expanding the jurisdiction of the Council.
The Cabinet also instructed all ministries and public sector establishments to cooperate and coordinate with the Economy and Foreign Trade Ministry to prepare for holding the Damascus International Fair this summer, in addition to instructing all ministries to raise coordination with unions and civil establishments to compliment the government’s work.