44 industrial, craft facilities start production in Tartous province since beginning of 2020

Tartous, SANA- The industrial sector in Tartous exerts relentless efforts to overcome all the obstacles hindering its development.

Engineer Ammar Ali, Head of Tartous Industry Directorate, in a statement to SANA Economic Bulletin, underlined the importance of unifying efforts with the relevant ministries to address the economic blockade by amending the laws that impede the industrial development.

Ali also called for creating appropriate conditions for the local investments, especially the soil classification and distance from the forests, given that most of the province’s lands are agricultural, and the rest is a forest, affirming the importance of securing the necessary financing for the completion of projects of industrial and craft areas and investing them soonest possible, and securing financial support for the owners of the licensed projects to implement them.

He added that all the productive industrial and craft facilities are continuing their work without stopping, especially food and chemical facilities, which are witnessing an active movement towards increasing the pace of work and production with a view to securing the needs of citizens.

Ali indicated that there are 13 facilities which are specialized in the manufacture of disinfectants, sterilizers and detergents operate at full production capacity to secure the market needs with a high quality, in addition to continuing work and production at seven drug factories operating in the province.

Ali pointed out that 44 industrial and craft facilities which have been implemented and put them into production since the beginning of this year that include all kinds of food, chemical, engineering and textile products, in addition to implementing a food investment project in accordance with the investment law at a cost of SYP 150 million as it provided job opportunities for 12 workers worked directly.

He added that 15 industrial projects have been also implemented at a cost exceeding SYP 184 million and they provided 77 job opportunities, in addition to implementing 29 craft facilities at a cost of more than SYP 80 million as they provided jobs for 69 workers during the first half of this year.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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