Expatriates Gathering Forum kicks off in Homs

Homs, SANA-Activities of the “Expatriates Gathering” Forum launched on Saturday at Firouzeh town in Homs province to acquaint the expatriates with investment opportunities and developmental projects in the province.

The forum is organized by the Ministry of State for Southern Development Affairs and Homs governorate.

During the opening of the forum, Minister of State for Southern Development Affairs, Dr. Diala Barakat referred to the significant achievements made by the Syrian expatriate across the world ,as well as the government efforts to strengthen the relationship among the people of the homeland.

Barakat pointed out the developmental role of expatriates in various sectors and the need to solve the obstacles they face, mainly that a number of the expatriates took the initiative to invest in industrial cities.

for his part, member of the Fayrouza Municipal Council George al-Mahu said that the expatriates are Syrian ambassadors abroad, and their demands should be met and addressed as the municipality acts as a link between them and the bodies concerned.

The expatriates called for improving the reality of electricity and the infrastructure necessary for investment and the Internet, facilitating the procedures for obtaining licenses for investment projects, and addressing the problems they encounter in establishing their projects, in addition to securing banks to facilitate their transactions, exempting them from customs duties, facilitating the import of production materials.

Fedaa al-Rhayiah/Shaza Qriema

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