Scores of industrial facilities put in service in country’s industrial cities in 2018

 Damascus, SANA- 78 industrial facilities were put in service in Hessia, Sheikh Najjar and Adra industrial cities in 2018, including 34 facilities in Adra, 34 in Sheikh Najjar, and 10 ones in Hessia, according to a report by the Industry Ministry.

The report said that the number is expected to increase six times due to potential of the above-mentioned cities as to attract investments, especially that authorization for some 533 buildings has been given in the cities to put in service later, including 191 facilities in Adra, 276 in Sheikh Najjar, and 66 in Hessia.

Head of the Industrial Cities and Zone at the Local Administration and Environment Ministry , Ali Bilal indicated that 15 industry and handicraft areas are being put in investment, clarifying that they are distributed among the countryside of Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Sweida, Lattakia, Hama, Tartous, Quneitra, and Daraa.

He pointed out that a sum of SYP 2.5 billion has been allocated of the investment budget for the current year to contribute to establishing new industrial and handicrafts zones as part of the provided support over the three past years to the industrial cities, which has reached SYP 8 billion.

Shaza/Rasha Milhem

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