DAMASCUS- In a session held on Tuesday, Syrian cabinet discussed job opportunities currently available through the Youth Employment Program. The cabinet approved providing 25,000 job opportunities this year with annual contracts, with emphasis on appointing employees in their own areas.
Prime Minister, Dr. Riad Hijab, called Tuesday on ministers to continue their field tours and intensify meetings and communication with citizens to fulfill their daily and basic demands.
The Cabinet also discussed economic and services issues as deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs and Minister of Local Administration Omar Ghallawanji and Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Qadri Jamil briefed the Cabinet on the economic and services situation.
Within the context of completing the Administrative Reform Program, the cabinet approved a bill on illicit gains, a bill on establishing a commission for combating corruption, and a bill on establishing a department for inspection and supervision in every ministry.
For his part, Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs, Dr. Ali Haidar, briefed the cabinet on the ministry's activities and meetings with some opposition figures to reach joint cooperation and common denominators to achieve national reconciliation and prepare for holding a conference on national reconciliation soon.
In a statement after the session, Director of the Prime Minister's Office Tayseer al-Zou'bi said that the Cabinet reviewed the economic, service and infrastructure issues which concern citizens.
He added that the cabinet took several decisions including offering services and rehabilitating infrastructure and public facilitations in the areas badly affected by the armed terrorist groups.
For his part and in a statement on Tuesday too, Minister of Health, Wael al-Halqi announced that Ministry of Health established a temporary health center in Adra region in Damascus Countryside with the aim of providing health services to people in Douma and its surrounding who were forced under the current circumstances to move to Adra.
Minister al-Halqi said that establishing a health center in Adra came in line with cooperation between the Ministry and the civil sector to improve health services. Al-Halqi stressed the Ministry's continuous efforts to meet the citizens' growing health needs, particularly in the affected areas.
Later on Tuesday and meeting chairman and members of the board of directors members of Damascus Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Dr. Qadri Jamil, called upon Syrian traders and producers to head to the countries in the East and South as their markets are able to accommodate the Syrian exports and whose products are to contribute to meeting the needs of the local markets.