People’s Assembly passes bill on amending social security law

Damascus, SANA – The People’s Assembly on Sunday passed a bill on amending some of the articles of the social security law, as well as a bill on the law for issuing travel documents and passports.

During the Assembly session, Labor Minister Khalaf al-Abdullah said the amendments to the social security law will give more benefits to workers, such as having insurance cover Syrian workers abroad.

The Assembly also referred a number of bills to the proper committees for study and deliberation, including a bill on bank loans, a bill on establishing banking courts in each province, a bill on regulating the profession of legal translators, a bill on exemptions for fees due to industrial cities and zones, and a bill on exemptions from true income tax.

The session was adjourned until noon on Monday.

Hazem Sabbagh

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