Khamis: SYP 100 billion allocated for entire wheat crop purchases

Damascus, SANA – 100 billion Syrian pounds have been allocated for purchasing the expected wheat crop for this year.

It is initially estimated at nearly one million tons in a planted area of 1.97 million hectares.

A special work meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, was held on Tuesday to discuss the means of receiving and marketing the whole wheat crop from the farmers for this season.

The MP’s decided to spend an initial payment of SYD 10 billion to the Agricultural Bank to pay the sums owed to farmers.

The ministries and concerned authorities have been asked to provide the necessary logistic requirements to facilitate the process of receiving and marketing the current season smoothly.

The Prime Minister pointed out that state subsidies given to the strategic crops should be in the farmers’ interest and aim at promoting them to continue their agricultural activities.

He added that it is important to take all necessary measures to promote food development process for the upcoming years and to encourage all visions and plans that enhance food security.

Emma /Manal

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