Hama produces approximately 668 walnut tons

Hama, SANA-Hama Agriculture Directorate has estimated the province’s production of walnut for current season at some 668 tons.

The overall areas planted with walnut trees in the province amounted to 6.250 dunums, of which 3396 irrigated and 2.854 more rainfed, according to Agriculture Director Ashraf Bakir.

Bakir added that walnut growing spreads most in Orontes River basin and in upland areas such as Masyaf and Wadi Al Uyun, noting that this crop generates good income for farmers for its various uses at making desserts and other winter foods.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)

Hasaka Governor discusses with UNICEF delegation increasing support of service sectors

Hasaka, SANA-Hasaka Governor, Dr. Louai Sayouh  discussed during his meeting with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) delegation, headed by UNICEF Representative in Syria, Bo Viktor Nylund means of increasing the support provided to the province, particularly  the service, health and education sectors and water.

During the meeting, Sayouh expressed the province readiness to facilitate the UNICEF team mission in the province to serve the interest of the citizens of the province.

For the Governor called for the need to provide more support to the educational, health and drinking water sectors and to intervene to tackle the conditions of thousands of children detained in the camps and prisons of the QSD militia.

For his part, Nylund voiced his organization’s commitment to provide its basic services, including water, healthy environment, education, food and child protection.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)

Cabinet: Gap between exports, imports decreased to lowest levels in 7 years

The Cabinet media center asserted that trade balance improvement and increasing exports are strategic and national targets for the Egyptian state in light of the presence of integration among the financial and monetary policies as well as production regulations along with the state’s keenness on supporting the production sectors that aim at enhancing exports of Egyptian commodities.

This came in report, which included an infographic, released on Tuesday by the Cabinet media center, asserting that the gap between Egypt’s exports and imports decreased to the lowest levels in seven years due to the state’s efforts to improve the performance of the trade balance.

The report highlighted the state’s efforts to enhance the constitutional and legislative atmosphere necessary to bolster external trade and provide all logistic potentials, infrastructure and shipping routes to boost exports, in addition to opening new markets in various world countries in a way that was positively reflected on Egypt’s external trade status despite the successive global economic crises.

The report revealed that exports in the first four months of 2022 amounted to dlrs 19 billion, recording an increase of 47.3 percent compared with the same period of the previous year, while deficit in the trade balance decreased by 6.8 percent.

Exports’ value reached its highest levels in 2021 with a total value of dlrs 43.6 billion compared with dlrs 29.03 billion in 2020, added the report.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

PM follows up on progress of industrial partnership between Egypt, UAE, Jordan

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Sunday held a meeting with Trade and Industry Minister Nevine Gamea to follow up on the progress made to implement the initiative of the Integrated Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development between Egypt, the UAE and Jordan.

The premier said the three countries’ leaders are keen to accelerate the activation of the trilateral industrial partnership, with a view to fostering economic and trade ties and strengthening the role of the private sector in attaining sustainable economic development, especially in light of the current regional and global economic challenges.

The trade minister reviewed topics scheduled to be raised in the second meeting of the higher committee of the Integrated Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development that will be held in Cairo on Monday.

Gamea briefed the prime minister on the projects to be carried out within the first phase of the joint initiative, noting that these ventures would cover a number of productive sectors, including grain and livestock production, alternative medicines and textiles. 

Source: State Information Service Egypt