Premier al-Halaqi: Our government is a war and crisis government

Damascus, SANA- Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi affirmed on Monday that the government is seeking to deal with the current circumstances according to available resources, adding that the current government is a “war and crisis government,” and that Syria will be buzzing with building and reconstruction despite all the difficulties.

Attending the 3rd session of the General Council of the General Federation of Trade Unions, al-Halaqi pointed out that the government is continuously seeking to handle the negative fallout from the systematic targeting by terrorists of the services and economic infrastructure.

“The government is working to ensure the continuation of relief work and to break the siege imposed on the city of Deir Ezzor and all Syrian areas besieged by terrorism, as well as providing citizens’ needs in all areas and fighting corruption,” he added.

The Premier also underlined the importance of achieving social justice and curbing the squandering of national resources.

Al-Halqi reviewed the government’s programs and measures to ensure food, industrial and pharmacological security, noting that the government’s daily concern is reviving national industries with all their components.

He also underlined the government’s efforts in dealing with issues relating to economy, living conditions, services, politics, and finance, in addition to the diligent efforts to bolster the Syrian Pound and national economy, reiterating his confidence of the latest measures adopted by the government to strengthen the Syrian currency.

During the session, Public Works Minister Hussein Arnous asserted that the government is keen on supporting construction companies so that they can carry out their roles during the reconstruction stage, while Industry Minister Kamal Ta’meh said that the Ministry is currently focusing on rehabilitating companies that are damaged partially by terrorist attacks, while work on companies that sustained heavy damage will begin later.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Nizar Yazigi said that the recent increase in the prices of medicine was promoted by the shortages of around 40% of medicine types in pharmacies due to the inability to cover their production costs, and after this price increase pharmaceutical companies are obliged to provide these types of medicine within a specific timeframe.

In the same context, Labor Minister Khalaf al-Abdullah said that the Ministry is working on amending the workers law before the end of the year.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh

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