The Syrian Cabinet has approved a bill on the employment of people with disabilities in public sector establishments, and a bill extending a decree for exempting subscribers at Syrian Telecom who have overdue payments from interests and other fees.
The Cabinet also approved the national strategy for the development of early childhood in Syria for 2014-2020.
Chairing the Cabinet session, Prime Minister Wael al-Halki said that the government’s main concern was to improve the living standards of citizens, providing them with the services they need, and rationalizing relief to ensure it reaches those who need it.
He noted that the government managed to adapt to the challenges it faced in 2014, providing citizens needs and keeping the SYP exchange rate stable, in addition to providing 12,000 job opportunities for relatives of martyrs.
Halki asserted that the government would work to improve the state of the services sector, particularly in the fields of transport and electricity, urging state establishment to monitor spending.
During the session, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Muallem briefed the Cabinet on the latest political development on the international arena, while Local Administration Minister Omar Ghalawanji reviewed the state of the services sector and the steps being taken to deal with the looming snowstorm.
Ghalawanji said that plans have been prepared to deal with any possible emergency that may arise due to the snowstorm in all areas, with the health sector workers, fire fighters, and police personnel being on standby, in addition to ensuring the availability of food and fuel.